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Legendary Actor Kirk Douglas Dies at 103

Legendary Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas has died at the age of 103, according to his family.

His son, actor Michael Douglas, made the announcement on Instagram:

Photo courtesy: Michael Douglas/Instagram

Born in Amsterdam, New York, Kirk Douglas began his career in the 1940s and earned three Oscar nominations for Best Actor for his roles in “Lust for Life,” “Champion,” and “The Bad and the Beautiful.”

He also starred in numerous other film classics, including “Paths of Glory” and “Spartacus.”

Douglas earned a 1991 AFI Lifetime Achievement Award and was a 1994 Kennedy Center honoree.

In 1996, the actor suffered a stroke which nearly left him unable to speak. That same year, he received an honorary award from the academy in recognition of his “50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community.”

He blogged during his later years, contributing regularly to the Huffington Post until 2016. Some of his final posts discussed that year’s presidential election.

“I have lived a long, good life,” Douglas said. “I will not be here to see the consequences if this evil takes root in our country. But your children and mine will be. And their children. And their children’s children.”

Kirk Douglas is survived by his wife Anne and their three sons, Michael, Joel and Eric.