Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas dies aged 103

His son Michael announced his passing

 Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas has died aged 103.

His death was announced by his son Michael Douglas.

The star appeared in more than 70 films and was nominated for three Oscars.

Douglas as Spartacus (Credit: Getty)
Kirk Douglas in 2018 (Credit: Getty)

In a statement to People magazine, Michael Douglas said: ‘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.

Kirk with his son Michael (Credit: Getty)
A young Kirk Douglas (Credit: Getty)

‘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.’

Douglas added his father had had a ‘life well lived.’

Kirk Douglas is survived by his wife of 65 years Anne.

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