Spartacus actor Kirk Douglas has died aged 103, his son has said.
Michael Douglas posted on Instagram: “It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103.
“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.
“Kirk’s life was well lived, and he leaves a legacy in film that will endure for generations to come, and a history as a renowned philanthropist who worked to aid the public and bring peace to the planet,” he added, saying he was “so proud” to be his father’s son.
Michael’s wife, Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones, paid her own moving tribute.
She wrote: “To my darling Kirk, I shall love you for the rest of my life. I miss you already. Sleep tight…”
Douglas, born Issur Danielovitch of Russian-Jewish ancestry in New York, made more than 90 films in a career that stretched seven decades.