Six-decade cinema legend actor Kirk Douglas has died at the age of 103.
The star of the stage and screen was well known for numerous roles, including the classic Spartacus of 1960, in which he played the eponymous character.
Born in New York in 1916, during Hollywood’s “golden age,” he rose to fame, winning his first Oscar nomination for the 1949 boxing story Champion.
He was the father of actor Michael Douglas, who was also the recipient of the Oscar.
Michael said in a statement: “It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today.”
“To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies… but to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad,” it read in part.
“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’s wife and Kirk’s daughter-in-law, Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones, posted a photo of the two, saying: “I shall love you for the rest of my life. I miss you already.”