Charlton Heston: 1924-2008

Rest in peace, Mr. Heston.

by | April 7, 2008 | Comments

Charlton Heston has passed away at the age of 84.

The Oscar-winning star of dozens of films, including Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments, and Planet of the Apes, died at home after a struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Lydia, his wife of 64 years, was by his side.

Heston’s family released the following statement:

To his loving friends, colleagues and fans, we appreciate your heartfelt prayers and support. Charlton Heston was seen by the world as larger than life. He was known for his chiseled jaw, broad shoulders and resonating voice, and, of course, for the roles he played.

“Indeed, he committed himself to every role with passion, and pursued every cause with unmatched enthusiasm and integrity. We knew him as an adoring husband, a kind and devoted father, and a gentle grandfather, with an infectious sense of humor. He served these far greater roles with tremendous faith, courage and dignity.

A World War II veteran, Heston got his start on Broadway, where he starred in Antony and Cleopatra before landing an attention-getting role in Cecil B. DeMille‘s The Greatest Show on Earth. His iconic performance as Moses in DeMille’s The Ten Commandments followed, as well as his Oscar-winning turn in William Wyler‘s Ben-Hur.

Heston is survived by his wife, two children, and three grandchildren.

Source: AFP

Tag Cloud

new york Rocky blockbusters Television Critics Association Hulu Amazon Prime TV movies Mary poppins adaptation Disney Television Academy Pet Sematary criterion popular Fox News OneApp Oscars The Academy YouTube Premium dexter SXSW 2022 emmy awards E3 Tokyo Olympics documentary romance king kong thriller ITV concert miniseries heist movie ABC Signature universal monsters Tarantino Oscar young adult serial killer movies Writers Guild of America See It Skip It Sundance TV 2019 Schedule richard e. Grant new star wars movies Britbox Paramount 1990s posters sequel rom-coms Trivia The CW Netflix Christmas movies name the review Lifetime Christmas movies cancelled TV series Cartoon Network cancelled unscripted Thanksgiving Character Guide Grammys mob Cosplay animated Pop TV renewed TV shows RT History dragons hispanic heritage month composers Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Fantasy Masterpiece Mary Poppins Returns festival GIFs Epix Fox Searchlight Vudu broadcast Music aapi 73rd Emmy Awards Polls and Games Animation reboot video obi wan Apple TV+ dark Song of Ice and Fire trophy Disney Channel Ghostbusters Marvel Studios DC Comics worst movies Paramount Network tv talk Best Actor Apple Nat Geo Syfy Travel Channel TBS Captain marvel zombie crime drama comic books live action USA Nominations Western Comics on TV asian-american psychological thriller high school all-time space facebook child's play ESPN Film Festival police drama aliens Best Picture summer preview Set visit jurassic park Arrowverse independent Walt Disney Pictures strong female leads San Diego Comic-Con Chilling Adventures of Sabrina PlayStation book adaptation AMC Plus Pride Month Academy Awards docuseries batman Fall TV Black History Month boxoffice Chernobyl documentaries Native Holidays E! YouTube Red cinemax Marvel japan PaleyFest slashers WarnerMedia basketball summer TV spinoff 45 south america Adult Swim 2017 A&E crime historical drama Netflix BBC America Podcast screenings dogs women mcc IMDb TV Star Wars Celebration olympics Ellie Kemper 93rd Oscars japanese Stephen King technology Countdown anime cops sequels DGA comiccon rt labs critics edition Winter TV obituary rotten 99% Mary Tyler Moore game of thrones Rom-Com Watching Series stoner Hear Us Out ABC CBS jamie lee curtis monster movies Cannes BAFTA A24 medical drama book Pixar binge YA fast and furious sag awards canceled lord of the rings social media Wes Anderson feel good breaking bad Action dramedy comic book movie Opinion Women's History Month harry potter 71st Emmy Awards ghosts Crackle Red Carpet Broadway golden globes toronto APB Baby Yoda Trophy Talk marvel cinematic universe scene in color film series YouTube El Rey Amazon Prime Video talk show MGM fresh Hallmark Christmas movies art house hollywood Showtime Sundance Video Games toy story Musicals TCA 2017 Emmy Nominations Heroines Neflix Reality critic resources movie dreamworks VOD based on movie 2015 series Disney streaming service hist Black Mirror 24 frames Geeked Week razzies golden globe awards 4/20 Marathons Turner Classic Movies Esquire target black comedy hispanic Indigenous The Arrangement vs. vampires Tags: Comedy Comic Book Hollywood Foreign Press Association war Legendary National Geographic Universal Pictures elevated horror Star Wars worst genre prank superhero ABC Family directors SDCC nfl trailers HBO Max cars TruTV biography films Alien critics MCU TV renewals Box Office cults stand-up comedy blaxploitation action-comedy singing competition twilight The Purge streaming movies Nickelodeon President boxing Teen Sneak Peek WGN SXSW archives discovery adenture LGBT TCA The Witch witnail FX debate scary movies Pacific Islander Emmys game show suspense Sundance Now period drama FOX comics IFC Mystery christmas movies Discovery Channel rt archives Drama disaster diversity TV Martial Arts screen actors guild halloween transformers science fiction dc spanish godzilla MTV venice Super Bowl black saw natural history PBS revenge political drama marvel comics sitcom Kids & Family king arthur Awards Logo Premiere Dates target scene in color Election HBO NYCC The Walking Dead Amazon interviews docudrama streaming USA Network crossover First Look best politics HBO Go werewolf nature new zealand mission: impossible Peacock Tumblr biopic casting Shudder CNN Extras South by Southwest Film Festival Paramount Pictures green book Fargo Universal cartoon Disney Plus festivals The Walt Disney Company Amazon Studios Summer slasher comedies teaser CW Seed travel comic 90s Sony Pictures Focus Features Lifetime 94th Oscars TCM History Lucasfilm DirecTV free movies Star Trek Prime Video Instagram Live blockbuster Trailer American Society of Cinematographers crime thriller legend Shondaland VICE 2021 Christmas justice league versus 79th Golden Globes Awards Brie Larson Rock Superheroes football children's TV Warner Bros. spy thriller Endgame Infographic cooking Pirates adventure deadpool robots cats SundanceTV HFPA Tubi kaiju Funimation Sci-Fi reviews Spectrum Originals Binge Guide quibi Holiday Superheroe 007 award winner Awards Tour Turner what to watch 2016 VH1 Hallmark halloween tv video on demand television Mindy Kaling DC streaming service 20th Century Fox Bravo kong Film CBS All Access TV One ID rotten movies we love Food Network leaderboard Crunchyroll X-Men BBC One IFC Films pirates of the caribbean Quiz sports laika supernatural parents know your critic zombies hidden camera die hard canceled TV shows RT21 chucky comic book movies TNT royal family TV Land scorecard Photos Best Actress Paramount Plus superman Dark Horse Comics Apple TV Plus theme song Starz ViacomCBS Best Director Biopics nbcuniversal Columbia Pictures Interview Mudbound indie anthology New York Comic Con Winners Disney+ Disney Plus BBC australia scene in color series kids GoT Creative Arts Emmys romantic comedy spain cancelled television Comedy Country gangster latino TCA Winter 2020 psycho FXX Freeform Calendar Comedy Central TCA Awards AMC Image Comics french Marvel Television ratings Best and Worst LGBTQ telelvision a nightmare on elm street TLC remakes italian scary Spike joker 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Lionsgate franchise james bond scene in color Spring TV zero dark thirty dceu Anna Paquin MSNBC Musical 2020 Ovation mockumentary Avengers Rocketman GLAAD CMT Year in Review Certified Fresh Comic-Con@Home 2021 TIFF spider-man Sony 21st Century Fox NBC satire cancelled TV shows mutant Classic Film Elton John spider-verse streamig Toys classics summer TV preview Valentine's Day Family stop motion OWN 72 Emmy Awards wonder woman DC Universe live event doctor who international Reality Competition news indiana jones FX on Hulu Exclusive Video finale foreign Horror spanish language NBA Tomatazos sopranos BET Awards First Reviews true crime rt labs Acorn TV 2018 Pop BET