Charlton Heston Dies at age 84

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The star of some of Hollywood’s greatest epics is gone. The Oscar-winning actor passed away at home in Beverly Hills on Saturday night. His wife Lydia was at his side. The details of his death have not yet been released but he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease early in 2002. His publicist publicist Michael Levine described Heston’s passing as the end of an era:

“If Hollywood had a Mt. Rushmore, Heston’s face would be on it,” Levine said. “He was a heroic figure that I don’t think exists to the same degree in Hollywood today.”