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.
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....
A non-Judeo-Christian's view of Moses is embodied in The Hollywood Actor, Civil Rights Leader & Political Activist: Charlton Heston !
As an Spiritually Lost Roman Catholic child growing up in South-Chicago (Charlton Heston himself was from The North Chicago-Suburb of Evanston); I can vividly remember watching Charlton Heston in "The 10 Commandments" !
My little heart was AWED as I saw baby Moses being saved from "drowning in the Nile"; as well as seeing Moses grow up as a Valient Egyptian Prince.
I was moved as I saw Moses behold the Affliction of His People; who Cried Out To The God of Abraham/Isaac/Jacob for a Deliverer From Their Egyptian Oppressors.
My young heart was so influenced by the Moses of "The 10 Commandments"; that I wished that I could be used by God, as Moses, to Deliver His People From Their Afflictions.
This was the Marvellous result of the Acting Abilities of Mr. Heston.
This, my viewing his performance, while being raised a Lost Roman Catholic in Chicago:
Being Denied a BIBLE to read the ORIGINAL Account of Moses & The 10 Commandments.
The Satanic-Vatican/Roman-"Catholic"-Cult's reasoning being that I might "misinterpret" the BIBLE'S Account of Moses & The 10 Commandments !
They, meanwhile, twisting the 10 & Breaking them ALL !
"I've played three presidents, three saints and two geniuses - and that's probably enough for any man. " ---------- "The trouble with movies as a business is that it's an art, and the trouble with movies as art is that it's a business. " ---------- Undeniably the American art form, too. And yet more and more, we see films made that diminish the American experience and example. And sometimes trash it completely. " ---------- "You can spend a lifetime, and, if you're honest with yourself, never once was your work perfect. " Charlton Heston ---------- http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/c/charlton_heston.html