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Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas gather to pay final respects at Kirk Douglas’ funeral

Mourners gathered at Kirk Douglas’ funeral (Picture: AP)

Kirk Douglas’ closest family and friends have gathered to pay their respects at his funeral.

The Hollywood icon died on Wednesday, aged 103.

And son Michael Douglas and his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, were among those saying their final goodbyes at a touching service.

Kirk’s wife Anne, 100, was seen making her way into Westwood Memorial in her wheelchair on Friday.

While Director Steven Spielberg was also in attendance at the memorial.

The Spartacus actor passed away at the beginning of the month, with his cause of death thought to be natural causes.

He has been laid to rest in Los Angeles (Picture: Mega)
Catherine Zeta-Jones was among those paying their respects (Picture: Mega)
Kirk’s wife Anne made her way into the memorial in her wheelchair (Picture: Mega)

Michael, 75, confirmed the news on social media, paying tribute to his late dad.

‘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 grandchild their loving grandfather, and to his wife Anne, a wonderful husband.

Friends gathered to say their final goodbyes (Picture: Backgrid)
Catherine paid tribute to Kirk with an emotional social media post (Picture: FilmMagic)
Kirk Douglas has been survived by wife Anne, 100 (Picture: Getty)

‘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.’

He added: ‘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 so proud to be your son.’

Catherine Zeta-Jones was among the first to pay tribute to the acting icon, sharing a sweet photo of them at a party.

‘To my darling Kirk, I shall love you for the rest of my life,’ she wrote.

‘I miss you already. Sleep tight.’

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