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Kiefer Sutherland pens heartwarming tribute to father Donald after his death at age 88: ‘He loved what he did’

Kiefer Sutherland has paid moving tributes to his late father Donald following the Hollywood legend’s death.

The 24 star said his father Donald, 88, “loved what he did and did what he loved” as he announced his death on Thursday.

‘It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that my father, Donald Sutherland, has passed away. I personally think I am one of the most important actors in film history,” Kiefer further said Instagram.

‘Never daunted by a role, good, bad or ugly. He loved what he did and did what he loved, and you can never ask for more than that. A life well lived.’

Kiefer Sutherland has paid moving tribute to his late father Donald following the Hollywood legend’s death at the age of 88

Kiefer - who went on to emulate his father in Hollywood - said his late father

Kiefer – who went on to emulate his father in Hollywood – said his late father “loved what he did and did what he loved” as he announced his death on Thursday

Kiefer – who went on to emulate his father with starring roles in films like Flatliners and Designated Survivor – shared a heartwarming image of himself as a young boy alongside his father during his heyday.

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Donald’s career in Hollywood spanned decades, including appearances in The Hunger Games and the 1970s horror film Don’t Look Now.

The late actor died Thursday in Miami after a long illness, his management said.

He won a number of awards for his eclectic range of film and TV roles, including a Supporting Actor Emmy for Citizen X in 1995.

Sutherland also received nine separate Golden Globe nominations for hits such as M*A*S*H and Ordinary People, winning two.

Donald Sutherland pictured with his third wife Francine Racette

Donald Sutherland pictured with his third wife Francine Racette

The late actor, pictured alongside Friends star Matt LeBlanc in 2011, collected a number of awards and accolades during his decades-long career.

The late actor, pictured alongside Friends star Matt LeBlanc in 2011, collected a number of awards and accolades during his decades-long career.

Donald's career in Hollywood spanned decades, including appearances in The Hunger Games and the 1970s horror film Don't Look Now

Donald’s career in Hollywood spanned decades, including appearances in The Hunger Games and the 1970s horror film Don’t Look Now

After Kiefer led the tributes announcing his father’s passing, a number of big names honored his timeless career.

Broadcaster Piers Morgan said he was “one of my favorite actors of all time who played so many great roles.” What a sad loss.’

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