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Old 04-05-08, 11:05 PM
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Charlton Heston dies

I just heard the news on the radio.


http://www.cantonrep.com/index.php?C...ubCategoryID=0

Charlton Heston dies
UPDATE: 11:50 PM, Saturday, April 5, 2008
FROM OUR WIRE REPORTSMultimedia

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Legendary actor, civil-rights leader and political activist Charlton Heston passed away today, at 84. He died at his home with Lydia, his wife of 64 years, at his side.

Heston is survived by his two children, Fraser Clarke Heston and Holly Heston Rochell, and his three grandchildren, Jack Alexander Heston, Ridley Rochell and Charlie Rochell. A private memorial service will be held.
Old 04-05-08, 11:12 PM
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I was thinking about him and his condition just a week ago, I read something about him somewhere. It talked about how he was in the very late stages of his disease, that they didn't have him hooked up to any machines, and nor would they do anything to extend his life by using any machines or anything like that.

It's very sad news that he has died, but we all pretty much knew it would happen sometime over the next year. Another legend has passed on.

RIP.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080406/.../obit_heston_1

His wife by his side, how touching. I once heard Paul Harvey go over how he met his wife, and their love through the years, and it was one of the most touching love stories I've ever heard. It's rare for anyone to remain married for so long, much less any sort of celebrity.

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Old 04-05-08, 11:14 PM
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Here's a statement issued by his family.

http://sev.prnewswire.com/film-motio...5042008-1.html

Statement by the Family of Charlton Heston


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 5, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary actor, civil rights leader and political activist Charlton Heston passed away today, at the age of 84. He died at his home with Lydia, his wife of 64 years, at his side. Mr. Heston was loved by his two children, Fraser Clarke Heston and Holly Heston Rochell, and his three grandchildren, Jack Alexander Heston, Ridley Rochell and Charlie Rochell.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080405/CLSA013 )

The Heston family issued 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. 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."

A private memorial service will be held. The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Motion Picture and Television Fund:

MPTF
22212 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 300
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
www.mptvfund.org


Website: http://www.mptvfund.org/
Old 04-05-08, 11:22 PM
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RIP. He will be missed.
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Like I said on another website.

Thanks for the classics Chuck.
You will be missed.
Old 04-05-08, 11:25 PM
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RIP. He's left a huge imprint on the industry.
Old 04-05-08, 11:29 PM
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I thought he had died quite a while ago, so this really isn't hitting me too hard.
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I love Charlton Heston. He was a great actor, and many of his movies were among the best ever made. I just got El Cid a few weeks ago, but haven't had a chance to watch it yet. I'll have to check that out soon.

He really was a larger than life figure on the screen - he had a presence that few actors ever have.

After the announcement that he had alzheimers it was just a matter of time until he passed away, but as one of the last of the old school Hollywood legends it is still sad to see him go (although by this point it's probably something of a relief for his family - I've seen alzheimers up close, and it's not an easy thing to deal with).

R.I.P. Mr. Heston - you were one of the best.
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Very sad to hear...I think i'm going to watch Ben-Hur tomorrow in honor of him.

R.I.P.
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From his cold dead hands they will now take it.
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They've been showing the POTA movies on Monsters HD, and after seeing the story about him passing away, I thought that was probably why they were showing them...but then I realized they've actually been showing them the last couple days, even before he died. [cue TWZ music]

RIP
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Thank you for Touch of Evil, Ben-Hur, Planet of the Apes, The Omega Man, Soylent Green, The Ten Commandments, The Greatest Show on Earth.
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Very sad news . . .
Thanks for the incredible movie memories!!
R.I.P.
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Good-bye, Mr. Heston. You are one of the great ones. You are missed.

Moses: "Welcome to Heaven, Chuck."

Charlton Heston: "Thank You"

Moses: "Dude - you made me look good!
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A larger than life guy, he will be missed. One of a kind.
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RIP, Chuck. I true legend.
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Ben Hur is my mom's favorite movie...

RIP.
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Will remember him fondly for his films, not for anything else though.
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He was a giant in the movie industry. I truly enjoyed his performances. RIP.
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Good-bye, Mr. Heston. You are one of the great ones. You are missed.

Moses: "Welcome to Heaven, Chuck."

Charlton Heston: "Thank You"

Moses: "Dude - you made me look good!


Ben Hur is perhaps my favorite movie (tied with Jaws), I'll watch it tonight.
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Yet another favorite of mine is lost...a true king when it came to epic films. By rough count, I've seen 41 films in which he has appeared...many of which I have watched multiple times.

Thanks for:
Planet of the Apes/Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Major Dundee
Khartoum
55 Days at Peking
El Cid
Ben-Hur
The Ten Commandments
Earthquake
Midway
Omega Man/Soylent Green
The War Lord
The Big Country
The Savage/Pony Express/Arrowhead/The Far Horizons
Touch of Evil
The Greatest Show on Earth
etc., etc.,...

One film of his which I have not seen but which has me very curious is the 1950 film noir "Dark City".

All that said...
I blame me for his passing...
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Sad news...

...but most sites are reporting his age incorrectly. Heston was 83, not 84. He was born October 4th, 1924. He wouldn't have turned 84 until this fall.

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