Kirk Douglas’ death left Hollywood without one of it’s brightest stars. Not only was he an amazing actor, but he also was the one with the longest life. He died this month, on the 5th of February.
After his death, Kirk Douglas’ fortune was estimated to £61million. It seems like the actor decided to take everyone by surprise and do an act of kindness with them instead of leaving the money to his children.
Yes, this is true. Kirk’s three sons Michael, Peter and Joe won’t inherit anything from their father. According to his will, all his fortune will go to charity. Some of his fans didn’t know this about the actor, but during his life, he did a lot of good things. He even had a charity foundation, called The Douglas Foundation, whose aim was to “help those who cannot otherwise help themselves”.
This is the place where all his money will go to. When the foundation will receive the money, it will be distributed to various charitable causes. Some of these causes are: the Lawrence University, Westwood’s Sinai Temple, which houses the Kirk and Anne Douglas Childhood Center; Culver City’s Kirk Douglas Theatre and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
His son, Michael Douglas said about his father’s death:
“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 setting 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.”