Tributes have been paid to Kirk Douglas, one of the few living stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age. His family has revealed that the 103-year-old Spartacus actor passed away early this month.
Michael, his son, paid him a touching homage by posting an Instagram photo of the actor. Catherine Zeta Jones has broken the news that the family has gotten a new pet since his passing.
Kirk Douglas Cause of Death
In February 2020, at the age of 103, Kirk passed away from natural causes.
“It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” Michael Douglas, his famous son, said in a statement.
“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.”
Who was Kirk Douglas?
On December 9, 1916, Issur Danielovitch, the future Kirk Douglas, was born.
He was an American actor and until his death was one of the last surviving stars of the film industry’s Golden Age.
After growing up poor with six sisters and immigrant parents, he made his cinematic debut opposite Barbara Stanwyck in 1946’s The Strange Love of Martha Ivers.
Kirk quickly became a major cinema star in the 1950s and 1960s, especially popular for his dramatic roles in genres like Westerns and war films.
After divorcing his first wife Diana in 1951, he married Anne Buydens, who would live to be 100 years old.
Kirk Douglas Net Worth at the Time of His Death
Kirk racked up quite a fortune over his Hollywood career.
He left behind £47 million before he passed away.
Meanwhile, Michael Douglas, Kirk’s son, has a fortune of £234 million.
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