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Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas dead at 103

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Douglas starred in 75 movies and earned 4 Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Legendary actor and Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas has died. He was 103.

Douglas is survived by his wife of 65-years, Anne Buydens, and by his three Michael, Joel, Peter, and Eric.

People magazine released this statement from Douglas' son Michael:

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.”

Michael Douglas' statement on his father's death

Kirk Douglas' career featured 92 acting credits, including 75 films. He earned 4 Academy Awards, including an honorary Oscar or spending 50-years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture industry.

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