AceShowbiz - Michael Douglas honoured his commitment to speak at a political event in support of U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg just hours after sharing the news of his father's death.
The "Wall Street" star announced the passing of his dad, 103-year-old acting great Kirk Douglas, on Wednesday afternoon, February 05, but the sad loss didn't stop the 75-year-old from attending a gathering of fellow Bloomberg supporters in a private Hancock Park residence in Los Angeles, where he was among the guest speakers.
During the appearance, Michael "talked about how much his dad loved Bloomberg and how much he loved Bloomberg," one guest tells Deadline.
Michael formally endorsed the former New York City mayor in January, declaring in a campaign video, "Mike Bloomberg has what it takes to win, unite the country, and get things done."
He is the latest celebrity to back a candidate in the Democratic primaries, with Donald Glover, James Gunn, and Dave Chappelle all throwing their support behind tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang, while Kevin Costner has backed South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, John Legend has declared he will be voting for Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Cardi B, Jack White, and Ariana Grande are among the stars hoping Senator Bernie Sanders will be the Democratic candidate to face off with U.S. President Donald Trump at the November election.