Screen legend Heston dies

HOLLYWOOD legend Charlton Heston has died at the age of 84.Heston starred in epics of the 1950s including Ben-Hur, for which he won the Best Actor Oscar, The Ten Commandments, and the Greatest Show on Earth.

HOLLYWOOD legend Charlton Heston has died at the age of 84.

Heston starred in epics of the 1950s including Ben-Hur, for which he won the Best Actor Oscar, The Ten Commandments, and the Greatest Show on Earth.

During the 1960s he starred in El Cid and the original movie of Planet of the Apes and in the 1970s and 80s starred in several disaster movies.

In the 1990s he became as well known for his robust right-wing political views and was chairman of the National Rifle Association in America.

He was dianosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2002 and died peacefully at home with wife of 64 years at his side.

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