Kirk Douglas has died at the age of 103. The actor’s death was announced via TMZ on Wednesday night, which reported his health had been ‘in decline’.
His son, actor Michael Douglas, posted on Instagram: ‘It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103.
‘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.
‘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. (Text courtesy of Metro)