Kirk Douglas, an icon of American entertainment, has died at age 103.
"It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103," Kirk's son, Michael Douglas, wrote in a statement shared to social media.
He continued: "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," he added.
Michael concluded: "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."
The 75-year-old shared shots of his father. Kirk was a World War II vet who rose from the child of a ragman to one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood history, starring in more than 80 films and spawning a legendary family of actors and performers. His most famous role was Spartacus.
In 2003, he starred alongside his son Michael and grandson Cameron Douglas in 2003’sIt Runs in the Family.