Born on December 9, 1916 in New York, cleft-chinned and handsome, Kirk Douglas made a name for himself as he went up against gladiators, cowboys and boxers on the big screen in the golden era of Hollywood. In a career spanning more than seven decades, Kirk leaves behind a legacy of over 90 movies that will thrill generations to come.
In an announcement on his official Facebook page, actor Michael Douglas announced his father’s passing at 103 years old on Wednesday, February 5.
His wife and Kirk’s daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta Jones made a post on Instagram.
Touching messages have come in on social media, with many Hollywood stars sharing their sadness at his loss.