Kirk Douglas Dies at Age 103, a Hollywood Legend Remembered

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  • On Wednesday, the world lost a Hollywood legend when Kirk Douglas died at the age of 103.
  • He was survived by his wife of 65 years, Anne Buydens, and his three sons. A fourth died of a drug overdose in 2004.
  • Actor Michael Douglas revealed his father’s passing in an emotional statement.
Kirk Douglas is shown with his son Michael Douglas
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Kirk Douglas, Hollywood Legend

Douglas passed away in his home in Beverly Hills, CA on Wednesday. He is survived by his wife Anne Buydens, who he was married to for 65 years, and three of his sons, Michael, Peter, and Joel.

On late Wednesday, a coroner was pictured leaving Douglas’ home. Douglas’ son Joel and grandson Cameron were also seen shortly after the news of his passing broke.

Michael Douglas Pays Tribute to His Father

Michael Douglas revealed that his father had died in an emotional statement, saying, “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.’

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Kirk Douglas Will Be Missed

Michael’s wife Catherine Zeta-Jones also paid tribute on Instagram, writing, “To my darling Kirk, I shall love you for the rest of my life. I miss you already. Sleep tight…”

 

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To my darling Kirk, I shall love you for the rest of my life. I miss you already. Sleep tight…

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