Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas dies at 103

Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas dies at 103
Kirk Douglas, file photo (Source: AP Images)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - TMZ is reporting that movie star Kirk Douglas has died at the age of 103.

The legendary actor, known for his tough-guy roles--most notably his part in Stanley Kubrick’s “Spartacus”-- had suffered a stroke in 1996.

Douglas was nominated for three Best Actor Academy Awards over the decades, but never brought home a statue.

Michael Douglas told People, “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 of us all to aspire to.”

The cause of death is unknown at this time.

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