Kirk Douglas Dies at 103


Kirk Douglas died Wednesday at the age of 103.

Douglas was raised in Amsterdam, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Albany, New York, according to AP.

He was a graduate of St. Lawrence University in New York and served in the U.S. Navy during the Second World War.

“It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” his son actor Michael Douglas said in an Instagram post. “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.”

His lengthy film career spanned more than 60 years and included starring roles in “Lust for Life,” Spartacus” and “Seven Days In May.”