Michael Douglas breaks silence following the death of his father Kirk Douglas

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Michael Douglas break silence following the death of his father Kirk Douglas at 103


Michael Douglas breaks silence following the death of his Hollywood legend father, Kirk Douglas, 103

Michael Douglas penned an emotional message following the death of his father, Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas, who passed away age 103.

Letting the emotions out on his Instagram account on Sunday, the 75-year-old Hollywood actor took the opportunity to thanks his fans for their continued support over the last few days:

“Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful words. Our family is so grateful for your support and we send our love to everyone.” he penned alongside a snap of the father-and-son duo.

Michael’s wife, actress, Catherine Zeta-Jones also reached out to her followers:

“Michael joins me in thanking you all for your overwhelming love, kind words and prayers since the passing of my father in law Kirk. My whole family appreciated every word. Love to you all.”

Michael confirmed that his father Kirk had passed away on the 5 February 2020 at the very impressive age of 103. (Born: 9 December 1916)

Kirk was born during the first world war, the decade before the fall of the Ottoman Empire with a career that spanned seven decades over seeing huge developments and changes in the entertainment industry.

Michael continued:

“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,” he added. “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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