Charlton Heston dead at 84


Legendary Hollywood actor Charlton Heston has died at his Beverley Hills home, aged 84.

Heston's family said in a statement that the actor famed for his "tough guy" roles, who had been battling Alzheimer's disease in recent years, died with his wife of 64 years Lydia at his side.

Heston was best-known for playing heroic and Biblical characters, particularly his Oscar-winning performance in the 1959 epic Ben Hur.

(ABC Online)

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