In February 2020 Kirk Douglas died at the tremendous age of 103 – and it’s fair to say that he’d led a remarkable life. Kirk’s many accomplishments were certainly mentioned, too, in the slew of tributes that were paid to the star following his passing. But perhaps the most revealing eulogy of all came from the Hollywood legend’s equally well-known son Michael. And what the Wall Street actor confessed in the wake of his father’s death may just bring a tear to your eye.
Kirk’s family didn’t reveal the exact cause of his death, but it was well known that he’d had health issues for a long time. A major stroke back in 1996 had left him struggling to speak, and he had only partially regained the ability to express himself after months of therapy.