“Spartacus” star Kirk Douglas, one of the last surviving movie personalities from the golden age of Hollywood, died on Wednesday, Feb. 5. He was 103.

Kirk’s son, Michael Douglas, shared the sad news on Wednesday night on his Facebook page. “It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” he 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 grandchildren their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband,” he added.

In his tribute to his dad, Michael said Kirk’s life was well-lived. He also commended his father as an actor and a philanthropist, saying his works helped 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 proud to be your son,” he said.

Kirk suffered a severe stroke in 1996 and had not been able to fully recover since then. Despite his failing health, he attended the Academy Awards ceremony in 2011 with his cane in hand and stretched out his presentation of the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, even flirting with co-host Anne Hathaway. As the veteran actor approached 100, he largely dropped out of the limelight.

In his heyday, Kirk appeared in at least three movies a year and was a member of the pantheon of critically acclaimed Hollywood leading men. He was nominated thrice for the Academy Award for Best Actor in his first 11 years of acting in film.

While he was best known for his role in the 1960 movie “Spartacus,” Kirk Douglas was also famous for several other manly roles in war movies and Roman-era spectacles, including “The Bad and the Beautiful,” “Lust for Life,” “Paths of Glory,” and “Lonely Are the Brave.”

Spartacus Kirk Douglas in 'Spartacus.' Facebook/SpartacusFilm