Charlton Heston Has Passed Away
by Alex Billington
April 6, 2008
Legendary actor Charlton Heston passed away this Saturday evening at his home in Beverly Hills with his wife Lydia at his side. Heston was 84 years old. The cause of death was not released, although Heston had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease previously. Heston was a civil rights leader and political activist as well as an Academy Award winning actor known for many incredible roles including Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur, Moses in The Ten Commandments, and El Cid in El Cid. Here is to remembering one of the great cinematic legends ever to grace the silver screen.
Heston's amazing filmography includes: Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments, El Cid, The Omega Man, Touch of Evil, Soylent Green, Earthquake, The Greatest Show on Earth, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Planet of the Apes, Treasure Island, and Dynasty. He will certainly be remembered forever. We leave you with this statement that Heston made when he was first diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
"For an actor, there is no greater loss than the loss of his audience. I can part the Red Sea, but I can't part with you, which is why I won't exclude you from this stage in my life. For now, I'm not changing anything. I'll insist on work when I can; the doctors will insist on rest when I must. If you see a little less spring to my step, if your name fails to leap to my lips, you'll know why. And if I tell you a funny story for the second time, please laugh anyway."