NEW YORK – Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas, whose illustrious profession spanned seven a long time, died in Beverly Hills, California, on Wednesday. He was 103 years previous.
The stage and display screen actor was well-known for a variety of roles, together with the 1960 traditional Spartacus, during which he performed the titular character.
Douglas visited Pakistan in 1982 to point out his help to the tens of millions of Afghans who took refuge within the nation following Soviet army intervention in Afghanistan. Throughout his three-day go to to Pakistan, he met the then President Mohammad Zia-ul-haq and different authorities officers.
Following his visits to refugees camps, Douglas made an enchantment to the worldwide group to increase help for the care of Afghans who had been forces to depart their homeland.
Born in New York in 1916, he rose to prominence throughout Hollywood’s “golden age”, incomes his first Oscar nomination for the 1949 movie Champion.
He was additionally the daddy of Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas. Michael stated in a press release, “It’s with large disappointment that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us at present.”
“To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of flicks… however to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was merely Dad,” it learn.
“Let me finish with the phrases I informed him on his final birthday and which is able to at all times stay true. Dad – I like you a lot and I’m so proud to be your son.”
Michael’s spouse and Kirk’s daughter-in-law, Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones, posted a photograph of the 2 collectively, writing: “I shall love you for the remainder of my life. I miss you already.”