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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Mr. Charlton Heston: Thank you, and RIP

Today I have learned that Charlton Heston has left this earth to be with the LORD. He is now in a better place, yet his family is left behind to mourn their loss of him. Please join me in prayer for their comfort from the LORD. Below you will find an AP report from Yahoo news:

Charlton Heston dead at 84.
By BOB THOMAS, Associated Press Writer

Actor Charles Heston displays one of his rifles at his home in Los Angeles, Calif, in September 1984. Heston, who won the 1959 best actor Oscar as the chariot-racing 'Ben-Hur' and portrayed Moses, Michelangelo, El Cid and other heroic figures in movie epics of the 50s and 60s, died Saturday April 5, 2008 according to a statement from the actor's family. He was 84. AP Photo/Lennox McClendon. LOS ANGELES - Charlton Heston, who won the 1959 best actor Oscar as the chariot-racing "Ben-Hur" and portrayed Moses, Michelangelo, El Cid and other heroic figures in movie epics of the '50s and '60s, has died. He was 84.

The actor died Saturday night at his home in Beverly Hills with his wife Lydia at his side, family spokesman Bill Powers said.

Powers declined to comment on the cause of death or provide further details.

Heston revealed in 2002 that he had symptoms consistent with Alzheimer's disease, saying, "I must reconcile courage and surrender in equal measure."

With his large, muscular build, well-boned face and sonorous voice, Heston proved the ideal star during the period when Hollywood was filling movie screens with panoramas depicting the religious and historical past. "I have a face that belongs in another century," he often remarked.

The actor assumed the role of leader offscreen as well. He served as president of the Screen Actors Guild and chairman of the American Film Institute and marched in the civil rights movement of the 1950s. With age, he grew more conservative and campaigned for conservative candidates.

In June 1998, Heston was elected president of the National Rifle Association, for which he had posed for ads holding a rifle. He delivered a jab at then-President Clinton, saying, "America doesn't trust you with our 21-year-old daughters, and we sure, Lord, don't trust you with our guns."

Heston stepped down as NRA president in April 2003, telling members his five years in office were "quite a ride. ... I loved every minute of it."

U.S. President George W. Bush presents actor Charlton Heston with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony at the White House, in this July 23, 2003 file photo. Heston passed away at the age of 84, his family said on April 5, 2008. (Kevin Lamarque/Files/Reuters)That same year, Heston was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. "The largeness of character that comes across the screen has also been seen throughout his life," President Bush said at the time.

He engaged in a lengthy feud with liberal Ed Asner during the latter's tenure as president of the Screen Actors Guild. His latter-day activism almost overshadowed his achievements as an actor, which were considerable.
Well, at least they kept their fangs inside their mouths this time. Links were added by me.

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Update: I should have known to wait a minute. Now the fangs are coming out. What a decedant people we are, and what indecent times in which we live. I will miss you, Charlton Heston, please say hello to Jesus for me! Here is what they have now written: Legendary actor Charlton Heston dies at 84. Mind you, it does some good things about Charlton THROUGH OTHER PEOPLE, but they, themselves, get their own little digs in there. I'd like to take each one of them away for a weekend and teach them proper etiquette. Good day.

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