sad news this weekend in hollywood - legendary oscar-winning actor charlton heston passed away yesterday at the age of 84 with his family by his side - he had an amazing run - plus was quite good looking back in the day - below is a shot of mr. heston as 'moses' in the ten commandments with anne baxter (who passed away in 1985) i loved him in the original planet of the apes back in 1968 - that updated version from a few years ago totally sucked! in recent years mr. heston was a bit on the crazy side - he was president of the 'national rifle association' from 1998-2003 and you'll probably recall him being interviewed in michael moore's oscar-winning documentary bowling for columbine (watch the clip) i prefer to remember him as a great larger than life actor - popbytes over & out - xxoo
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. he loved deeply, and he was deeply loved.
no one could ask for a fuller life than his. no man could have given more to his family, to his profession, and to his country. in his own words, "i have lived such a wonderful life! i've lived enough for two people." - the heston family
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