Popular American actor and film director, Kirk Douglas, who has made name for himself in the Hollywood movie industry over the years is dead.
The news of his death was revealed by a relative of the deceased who said Kirk died on Wednesday at the age of 103.
Naija News understands that Douglas had grown up among six siblings belonging to immigrant parents, and after the years made his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers with Barbara Stanwyck.
Douglas happens to be one of Hollywood’s biggest stars and the last survivors of the golden age of cinema.
The Oscar Award-winning actor has his name known all over from his notable roles in the Hollywood movies, including ‘Spartacus’.
“It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” Michael Douglas said in a statement posted to Facebook.
He added, “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.”
The veteran is survived by 100-years-old wife, Anne Buydens, and three sons.
Speaking further about Douglas exit, Michael said “To me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad, to Catherine (Zeta-Jones), a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great-grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband.”
“Kirk’s life was well-lived, and he leaves a legacy in the 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.”