News reports have confirmed that actor Kirk Douglas died of natural causes late this afternoon, Los Angeles coroners office reported. This was just 4 days before he would have turned 101 years old.
Family released a statement saying he "went comfortably and was in no pain" and "lived a long and prosperous life that people only dream of."
The rest of the article is mostly cribbed together from the Wikipedia page of Kirk Douglas, with the occasional "is" replaced by a "was".
No reliable news outlets have confirmed the "news", not even two days after his supposed death on December 5th. On those grounds alone it is safe to say this is fake news.
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