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Hollywood Celebrities Respond to Kirk Douglas Death

The legendary actor dies at the age of 103

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Kirk Douglas, a legendary actor, and father to an Oscar Winner, Michael Douglas(Ant-Man) passes away at the age of 103. The legendary Spartacus (1960) actor leaves behind wife Anne Buydens and sons Michael, Peter and Joel Douglas. His third son Eric Douglas died of alcohol & drug overdose in 2004. The entire film industry mourns and famous Hollywood celebrities respond to his death.

Hollywood Celebrities respond to Kirk Douglas death

Michael Douglas released a statement confirming father Kirk Douglas’ death as he recalls his final conversation with Dad.

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. Let me end with the words I told him on his last birthday and which will always remain true.  I love you so much and I am so proud to be your son.

Kirk Douglas is not a loss to his immediate family only. The Oscar nominee for the 1949 movie Champion, leaves the entire Hollywood film industry in shock. As soon as the news of his passing away started surfacing, responses from famous Hollywood celebrities started flooding social media. Here are some notable Hollywood actors who responded in the form of Tweets and Instagram posts.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Kirk Douglas’ daughter-in-law and Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones shares a picture of her kissing the rugged actor with an emotional caption.

To my darling Kirk. I shall love you for the rest of my life. I miss you already. Sleep tight.

Lee Grant

Kirk Douglas’ co-star in Detective Story (1951) wrote this on Facebook.

He was one of those rarest creatures, a Movie Star as well as an incredible actor. A man who forged his own destiny & used his notoriety in an attempt to make some difference in the world. He was a gift, we were lucky to have him, and in some ways, we always will.

Danny DeVito on Kirk Douglas

Jumanji: The Next Level and actor shared his emotions in a Twitter post.

The inspirational Scalawag. 103 years on this earth. That’s got a nice ring to it! Great hanging with you man.

Rob Reiner

Emmy Award winner for playing Michael Stivic on All in the Family (1970), Rob Reiner, shares his love for the iconic actor and his family.

Kirk Douglas will always be an icon in the pantheon of Hollywood. He put himself on the line to break the blacklist. My love goes out to my friend Michael and the whole family.

Former World No. 1 Professional Tennis Player Billie Jean King

She tells the world about his love for tennis and pays respect to ‘Lust for Life’ star.

Kirk Douglas loved tennis. He attended many tournaments and I knew him back when I was playing junior tennis in the 1950s…He was a talented actor who truly loved his craft.

Moreover, she shared how he loved his family:

He loved his family even more. May he Rest In Peace.

He was one of the very few remaining actors from Hollywood’s Golden era and will always remain a true legend. Rest in peace, Mr. Douglas.

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