Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 July 2014

Actor Charlton Heston has died Beverly Hills

The Hollywood actor Charlton Heston has died at the age of 83.

He was born in 1924 in Illinois in the United States and went on to win an Oscar for his role in the film Ben Hur.

In recent years he had been suffering from Alzheimer's and had retired from public life.

He passed away at his home in Beverly Hills with his wife of 64 years at his side.

Speaking at the time of his diagnosis, he said his family were coping well with the news.

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