Catherine Zeta-Jones Posts Emotional Tribute To Her Late Father-In-Law, Kirk Douglas
After legendary actor Kirk Douglas passed away at the age of 103 on Wednesday, his daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones posted an emotional tribute to one of the biggest stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Zeta-Jones poste a black-and-white pic of herself kissing the Spartacus star on the cheek. And, in the caption she wrote, “To my darling Kirk, I shall love you for the rest of my life. I miss you already. Sleep tight…”
Zeta-Jones’ husband, Michael Douglas, shared the news of his father’s death via a Facebook and Instagram post that featured a pic of his dad from his younger days in Hollywood, as well as numerous family photos from his later years.
“It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” wrote the Oscar-winning actor. “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.”
Michael added that for him and his brothers - Joel and Peter - Kirk Douglas was simply “Dad.” He also described his father as a wonderful father-in-law to Zeta-Jones, a loving grandfather to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a wonderful husband to his wife Anne.
The Wall Street star said that his dad’s life was a life well-lived, and he leaves behind a legacy in film that will endure for generations, plus a history of being a renowned philanthropist who worked to aid the public and bring peace to the planet.
“Let me end with the words I told him on his last birthday and which will always remain true. Dad- I love you so much and I am so proud to be your son,” wrote Michael Douglas.
Kirk Douglas’ death comes just two months after he celebrated his 103rd birthday, which was also the same day that Michael Douglas received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the Netflix comedy The Kominsky Method .
Michael Douglas posted pics to celebrate his dad’s birthday and called him a “living legend” in the caption. He also called December 9, 2019 a great day because his Golden Globe nomination made his dad proud on his 103rd birthday.
Kirk Douglas was a three-time Oscar nominee who had 92 acting credits during his career. He also broke the Hollywood blacklist in 1960 when he created his own production company to make Spartacus and credited Dalton Trumbo as the screenwriter.
He is survived by his wife Anne - who he was married to for 65 years - and his sons Joel, Peter, and Michael.