Kirk Douglas Laid to Rest at Private Funeral Attended by Family & Close Friends
Kirk Douglas' family, close friends, and Hollywood stars gather together for a private funeral as the legendary actor is laid to rest in Los Angeles.
Just two days after passing away in his home at 103-years-old, Kirk Douglas was laid to rest at Westwood Memorial in Los Angeles, California.
"In his final days he was at home, surrounded by his family, in a house full of flowers, holding hands with his bride of over 60 years. I had the privilege of reciting the Hebrew vidui, the final confessional, at his bedside."
Kirk Douglas is laid to rest at private funeral in Los Angeles https://t.co/LTIg8hfoCu— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) February 7, 2020
After a near-fatal helicopter crash, Kirk spent the rest of his life questioning his mortality. He opened up about the life-changing event in his 2000 memoir "Climbing the Mountain: My Search for Meaning."
He revealed that in 1991 a helicopter he was in collided mid-air with an aerobatic plane. Having survived the crash, he spent decades questioning why the other passengers died and he didn't.
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Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas has died at 103 years old. 💔 Douglas began his acting career in 1946 and starred in 92 film and television roles, earning 3 Oscar nominations before winning an honorary Oscar in 1996 for his 50 years in the motion picture industry. He is perhaps most well-known for his 1960 role in the film "Spartacus." | 📷: Arnold Newman + @steveschofield + Archive Photos + Lisa Larsen + @ceycheese | #GettyEntertainment _ Click on the link in our bio for more images of the iconic actor.
He made a name for himself during the "Golden age" of acting. He was best known for his starring role in "Spartacus."