Kirk Douglas Dies At 103 (Photo Credit: Twitter)
New Delhi :
Kirk Douglas, one of the Hollywood’s longest reigning star has died at the age of 103. Rising to prominence during Hollywood's "golden age" with movies such 'Spartacus" and "Champion," Kirk earned his first Oscar nod in 1949 for the boxing story Champion, going on to receive two other nods for The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), and Lust for Life (1956). He eventually won the honorary award in 1996 in recognition of his 50 years in the industry. In a statement, son, Michael Douglas issued,
"It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103," he wrote on his verified Instagram account. "To the world he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to. But to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad, to Catherine, a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband."
Michael Douglas said that his father's life "was well lived, and he leaves a legacy in film that will endure for generations to come, and a history as a renowned philanthropist who worked to aid the public and bring peace to the planet."
"Let me end with the words I told him on his last birthday and which will always remain true. Dad- I love you so much and I am so proud to be your son."