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Michael Douglas Shares His Last Words To His Father Kirk Douglas

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Actor Kirk Douglas passed away two years ago at the incredible age of 103. His son, Michael Douglas, followed in his footsteps and became a famous actor as well. The two were even lucky enough to work together several times over the years. Now, Michael is sharing the emotional words he said to his father on his last birthday.

In a tribute after Kirk’s death, Michael revealed what he said to him. He began, “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.”

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Michael Douglas shares emotional last words to his father Kirk Douglas

IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, 2003, (c) MGM/courtesy Everett Collection

He added his last words, “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.” In a social media post, the 77-year-old opened up about what Kirk meant not only to fans but his family as a whole.

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IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY, from left: Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas, 2003. © MGM / courtesy Everett Collection

Michael wrote, “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. But to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad, to Catherine, a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great-grandchild, their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband.”

IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY, Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas, 2003, (c) MGM/courtesy Everett Collection

Kirk had an incredible career that began in the 1940s. His final role was in a TV movie called Empire State Building Murders in 2008. While he was retired for many years before his passing, he remains an icon in Hollywood history.

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