Charlton Heston Dies

April 6, 2008 By:
Charlton Heston Dies

Academy Award winner Charlton Heston, 84, died Saturday night at his home in Beverly Hills. The cause of death was not released but the Heston family released the following statement:

"Charlton Heston was seen by the world as larger than life," said the family statement. "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.'"