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Kirk Douglas has died at the age of 103. The Spartacus star died yesterday and is survived by his wife of 65 years Anne Buydens and his three sons Michael, Joel, and Eric. His son Michael Douglas, an acting icon in his own right, revealed the news of his father's death in an emotional statement to People magazine. “It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” he said. “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.” Douglas suffered a stroke back in 1996 that left him with slurred speech and damaged facial nerves but it didn't stop him attending the Academy Awards ceremony two weeks later to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. He had been in relatively good health since his stroke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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