Source: The GuardianActor Kirk Douglas, a star of Hollywood’s golden age who was best known for his starring role in Spartacus, has died at the age of 103.
His son Michael announced the news in a statement to People Magazine on Thursday.
“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 statement said.
“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.”
“Kirk’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,” Michael said. “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.”
He is survived by his wife, Anne Buydens, and his three sons: Michael, Joel, and Eric.