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Hollywood Remembers Kirk Douglas, Gives The Iconic Actor A Golden Salute

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Hollywood lost one of the greats. Kirk Douglas, actor of more than 60 years, has died at age 103.

His son Michael Douglas posted a tribute on Facebook, remembering his father with fans worldwide.

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.

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, director Steven Spielberg expressed honor in having the opportunity to work with the late Kirk Douglas.

“Kirk retained his movie star charisma right to the end of his wonderful life and I’m honored to have been a small part of his last 45 years,” Spielberg said in a statement. “I will miss his handwritten notes, letters and fatherly advice, and his wisdom and courage — even beyond such a breathtaking body of work — are enough to inspire me for the rest of mine.”

Daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones shared the beautiful image above along with the words:

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

Th Academy was also among those who paid tribute to Douglas’ life and work.

Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch in Amsterdam, New York, December 9, 1916. He was one of the last surviving stars of the film industry's Golden Age. In his lifetime, Kirk Douglas received three Academy Award nominations, an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

"KIRK DOUGLAS!!!", says Sylvester Stallone.  "The last great giant of my cinema heroes has passed on to Infinite glory. Amazing artist... the likes of which we will never ever see again!"

Here are some of my favorite tributes to Douglas. We’ll add more as they come in: