Discussion posted by: David McNamara
A legend during the Golden Age of Hollywood, Kirk Douglas, best known for performances in films like Spartacus, was also a golden-hearted philanthropist. He continued his charitable giving even after his death on February 5th, donating the majority of his $61 million fortune to charity. “It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” wrote his son Michael, who did not receive any of his father’s inheritance. “To the world he was … a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to”.