Sunday, 6 April 2008

Charlton Heston dies aged 84

IMAGE: Charlton Heston 1959Charlton Heston dies at 84 (pictured here in 1959)

Epic Hollywood actor Charlton Heston died at his family home in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday. No cause of death has been given.
Back in August 2002 Mr Heston revealed that he had been diagnosed with neurological symptoms "consistent with Alzheimer's disease". and was quoted as saying:

"I'm neither giving up nor giving in".

Mr Heston's acting career spanned 60 years. He appeared in over 100 films, such as 'The Ten Commandments', 'Ben-Hur' and 'Planet of the Apes'.

Full story via The New York Times.

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