//Kirk Douglas $61M fortune given largely to charity, none went to son Michael Douglas

Kirk Douglas $61M fortune given largely to charity, none went to son Michael Douglas

Kirk Douglas selected to go away his $61 million fortune to charity, fairly than giving any to his son Michael.

Douglas, who handed away earlier this month on the age of 103, needed $50 million given away by way of the Douglas Basis, the Mirror reported.

The beneficiaries included St Lawrence College, Westwood’s Sinai Temple, Culver Metropolis’s Kirk Douglas Theatre and Youngsters’s Hospital Los Angeles, in response to the outlet.

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It added that Michael, 75, was not a beneficiary.

Michael announced the death of his father on Feb. 5 in an Instagram post, which included a number of images of his iconic father and varied members of the family

“It’s with large disappointment that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us right this moment on the age of 103. To the world he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of flicks who lived effectively into his golden years, a humanitarian whose dedication to justice and the causes he believed in set an ordinary for all of us to aspire to.”

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He continued: “However to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was merely Dad, to Catherine, an exquisite father-in-law, to his grandchildren and nice grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his spouse Anne, an exquisite husband.

Kirk Douglas (L) and Michael Douglas in 2011.

Kirk Douglas (L) and Michael Douglas in 2011.
(Michael Buckner/Getty Pictures, File)

Douglas was a three-time Oscar nominee, identified for his roles in “Spartacus” and “Ace within the Gap.”

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Michael completed his Instagram message by writing, “Kirk’s life was effectively lived, and he leaves a legacy in movie that may endure for generations to return, and a historical past as a famend philanthropist who labored to assist the general public and produce peace to the planet. Let me finish with the phrases I informed him on his final birthday and which is able to at all times stay true. Dad- I really like you a lot and I’m so proud to be your son.”