Earlier this evening, Charlton Heston passed away at his home in Beverly Hills at the age of 84. In 1959 Heston earned an Academy Award for his performance in Ben Hur, and in 1967 earned cult status for his role in Planet of the Apes. I remember watching Planet of the Apes for the first time, and for some reason being absolutely riveted. Since then I’ve had a soft spot in my heart for him, not matter how gun crazy he became in his later life.
No cause of death has been declared yet, but there was rumor that he was suffering from Alzheimer’s. Hopefully he’s in a better place where apes don’t rule the world.