It has been exactly 12 long years since Charlton Heston died in Beverly Hills on April 5, 2008 at the age of 84. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation.
Today, fans of Charlton Heston (Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments, ...) along with the rest of the film industry have been remembering the iconic man he was.
Heston, a cultural icon
Born John Charles Carter in Wilmette on October 4, 1923, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Heston was not just a great actor, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
In 1959 he touched the hearts of millions as Judah Ben-Hur in ‘Ben-Hur’. His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique heritage.
It's been 12 years since the tragic loss of Charlton Heston and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although Charlton Heston is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great Charlton Heston.
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