Charlton Heston - a movie legend died 83


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Charlton hestonCharlton Heston (October 4, 1924 – April 5, 2008) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. In a long career, Heston was known for playing heroic roles, such as Harry Steele in Secret of the Incas , Moses in The Ten Commandments, Colonel George Taylor in Planet of the Apes and Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur. Early in his career, he was one of a handful of Hollywood stars to publicly speak out against racism and was active in the civil rights movement. During the latter part of his movie career, he starred in films such as The Omega Man and Soylent Green that had a strong environmental message. He was president of the National Rifle Association from 1998 to 2003.

Death of Charlton Heston
Heston died on April 5, 2008 at his home in Beverly Hills, California with his wife by his side. Charlton Heston was 84 years old at the time of his death. He had Alzheimer's disease since 2002 but the cause of death is not known.

Charlton Hester - Ben-Hur (1959) Trailer

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I'd be interested in watching that video if you know of some way to find it. I wasn't a huge fan of Charlton Heston, but if I come across The Ten Commandments while channel surfing, I end up watching it again.

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Actually, it was not a "Video" - but it was a video message that he released to media to let us know that he was ill.

You can see a part of that message from this clip (short, but enough to get the feel of it)

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He was my favourite actor. I will miss him all my life. I am only sorry that I was not able to meet him in person,because I am portuguese and living in Portugal. I saw all his movies since I was 14 years old,(now I am 68) probably I am his oldest fan. Rest in peace my dear friend. Julia

Charlton Heston - Goodbye Video

When Charlton Heston was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, he released a video basically saying "Goodbye". I remember watching that video as it was released. I can't believe the time came and went already. Rest in peace...