Kirk Douglas: Hollywood legend died at 103


Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas (1916-2020, "Spartacus") died on Wednesday. His son, Oscar winner Michael Douglas (75, "Wall Street"), also announced on behalf of his brothers "with great sadness" via social media.

"He was a legend to the world, an actor from the golden age of film, who lived well into his golden years, a philanthropist whose commitment to justice and the issues he believed in set a standard for all of us that we should strive for. But for me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was just a father, for Catherine a wonderful father-in-law, for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren her loving grandfather and for his wife Anne a wonderful husband ", says the touching Post Office.


At the end of the message to his followers, Michael Douglas repeats those words that he said on Kirk Douglas' last birthday that would always be true: "Dad – I love you so much and I am so proud to be your son". The post is illustrated by family photos and a black and white picture of his father from his career.

Catherine Zeta-Jones also mourns

Michael Douglas' wife (since 2000), Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones (50), also said goodbye to her long-time father-in-law via social media a little later: "My darling Kirk, I will love you for the rest of my life. I miss you You already. Sleep well … ", she writes for a black and white photo, in which she gives him a kiss on the cheek.

Kirk Douglas leaves behind a large family

Kirk Douglas is survived by his second wife (1954-2020), actress Anne Buydens (100), and their son, TV producer Peter Douglas (64). Michael Douglas comes from Kirk Douglas' first marriage (1943-1951) to actress Diana Dill (1923-2015). From this marriage also film producer Joel Douglas (73) comes.

The multi-award-winning Hollywood star Kirk Douglas is still known for his roles in "20,000 Miles Under the Sea (1954)," The Journeys of Odysseus "(1954)," Vincent van Gogh – A Life in Passion (1956) and "Spartacus" (1960). Most recently he was in front of the camera for "Murder in the Empire State Building" (2008).