Iconic Actor Kirk Douglas Has Died at the Age of 103
Kirk Douglas, one of the most famous actors of all time and father to actor Michael Douglas, has died. He was 103.
Douglas’ son, Michael, confirmed the news in an statement obtained by multiple outlets, like PEOPLE Wednesday evening.
“It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” Michael Douglas 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.”
Kirk's multi-decade film career began in 1946. He is best known for his roles in films like Tough Guys, Spartacus, and Saturn 3. He had 92 acting credits, including 75 movies.
Kirk survived a helicopter crash in 1991 that killed two other passengers. Additionally, in 1996, the actor recovered from a stroke.
He is survived by his wife Anne, and his kids Michael, Joel and Peter, and seven grandchildren.