Kirk Douglas, renowned American actor who acted in the 1960 classic ‘Spartacus’, has passed on. He was aged 103.

Michael, his son, disclosed via a post on his social media page on Wednesday night — few hours after he passed away — but did not mention what led to late Hollywood icon’s death.

In the post, Michael expressed sadness over his father’s demise, noting he would greatly be missed in the family.

Kirk Douglas, whose Hollywood career spanned seven decades, has died aged 103.

“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 Instagram.

“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.

“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. #KirkDouglas.”

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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. 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. #KirkDouglas

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Born on December 9, 1916, Douglas, was among actors who contributed immensely to the development and popularity of Hollywood. He is widely renowned for his role in several blockbuster movies including ‘Spartacus’ and ‘Champion.’

He got nominated for an Oscar for best actor in 1959 for his role as boxer Midge Kelly in ‘Champion’.

His death comes few days after Kobe Bryant, US basketball icon, died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.



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