Bandaríski kvikmyndaleikarinn Kirk Douglas er látinn 103 ára að aldri. Sonur hans, leikarinn Michael Douglas, greinir frá andlátinu á Instagram.
Leiklistaferill Kirk spannaði yfir sex áratugi og lék hann í um 90 kvikmyndum. Á meðal þekktustu mynda hans eru Spartacus, Ace in the Hole, 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea og Champion. Hann settist í helgan stein árið 2004.
Hann var tilnefndur til Óskarsverðlauna fyrir leik sinn í myndunum Champion, Lust for Life og The Bad and the Beautiful.
Árið 1995 voru honum veitt heiðursverðlaun bandarísku kvikmyndaakademíunnar.
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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