Before Kirk Douglas sadly died at the age of 103, he was making sure to stay on top of politics — specifically the 2020 presidential race. According to son Michael Douglas, some of the beloved Spartacus actor’s final words were of support for Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg.
“I don’t know if he was pulling my leg or not, but one of the last words that he said in the hospital, when he came and he saw me, asked me to lean over close to him, and I leaned over close to him and he said, ‘Mike can get it done,’” the 75-year-old revealed on Saturday, February 8, WKOW reported.
The Fatal Attraction actor — who announced the death of his legendary father on February 5 — opened up about the heartbreaking moment as he spoke to a crowd of attendees while joining the former New York City mayor for the opening of a new campaign office in Madison, Wisconsin. Michael also dished his late dad was happy when Bloomberg announced his candidacy for president in November 2019.
The heartbreaking news of some of Kirk’s final moments come days after Michael — who is the proud dad of sons Cameron Douglas, 41, and Dylan Douglas, 19, as well as daughter Carys Douglas, 16 — revealed his beloved father died in a statement shared via Instagram.
“It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” the Basic Instinct actor 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 [Zeta-Jones], a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband,” Michael continued.
“Kirk’s life was well lived, and he leaves a legacy in film that will endure for generations to come, and a history as a renowned philanthropist who worked to aid the public and bring peace to the planet,” the Wall Street star concluded. “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.”
Two days after Kirk’s passing was revealed, the entire Douglas family stepped out at his funeral to pay their respects. Michael, Catherine and the rest of their clan said goodbye to their beloved patriarch at the Westwood Memorial in Los Angeles on February 7.
We miss you already, Kirk!