Obituary of Charlton Heston

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Charlton Heston

Mr. Charlton Heston (born October 24th, 1923 as "John Charles Carter") died quietly in his home on April 5th, 2008 with his wife, Lydia nearby. His cause of death was rumored to be pneumonia. He was 84 years old when he passed away.

Charlton is survived by his beloved wife Lydia Clarke​, his children, son Fraser Clarke Heston and daughter Holly Ann Heston as well as his pet cat, Hank. He was predeceased by his parents, Lilla Carter and Russell Whitford Carter.

Professionally, Charlton was a Film Actor who was best known for playing many movie roles including the title role in the classic American film "Ben-Hur".

When he was not working as a Film Actor, Charlton was known for his love of playing bocce and he would spend ages most Tuesdays reviewing it. Mr. Heston (the deceased) also spent weeks visiting with his older sister most Thursdays when he was able to spare a couple ages. Ever since he was a boy in Wilmette, many remember Charlton as a caring person with distressing jokes that saddened everyone. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a heartfelt donation to the Heart Foundation in Charlton's honor.

A funeral is scheduled for Friday the 26th at the crematorium in Wilmette. The service will commence at 1PM with a reception to follow hosted by his older sister at the graveside where refreshments will be served. All are welcome to the visitation to be held at Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church Columbarium Pacific Palisades, California,.



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Charlton Heston Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Heston, Charlton
    • Common Name: Charlton Heston
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Wilmette, Illinois, United States
    • Birth Date: October 24, 1923
    • Age: 84 (at death)
    • Occupations:
    • Active Years: 1941-2003
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Libby's Brown Beans
    • Favorite Color: Yellow (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Charlton's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: John Charles Carter
    • Father: Russell Whitford Carter (1897-1966)
    • Mother: Lilla Carter (née Baines, 1899-1994)
    • Brother(s):
      • Alan Heston
    • Sister(s):
      • Lilla Heston
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Lydia Clarke ​(married 1944-2008, his death)
    • Son(s):
      • Fraser Clarke Heston (born February 12, 1955)
    • Daughter(s):
      • Holly Ann Heston

Death Notice:

  • Date: April 05 2008 at age 84
  • Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Cause of Death: Pneumonia
  • Funeral Arrangements: held at Episcopal Parish of St. Matthew's Church in Pacific Palisades, California
  • Interment: Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church Columbarium Pacific Palisades, California

Category Tags:

Film ActorTV Actor American Born on October 24th Born in 1923 Born in Illinois Died in 2008 Died at age 84 Died from Pneumonia

Quotable Quotes:

"[from a taped announcement concerning his having symptoms of Alzheimer's disease] For an actor, there is no greater loss than the loss of his audience. I can part the Red Sea, but I can't part with you, which is why I won't exclude you from this stage in my life . . . For now, I'm not changing anything. I'll insist on work when I can; the doctors will insist on rest when I must. If you see a little less spring to my step, if your name fails to leap to my lips, you'll know why. And if I tell you a funny story for the second time, please laugh anyway." (IMDB)

"He was born in CMS Army Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 12, 1892. After serving in World War I, Heston moved to California in 1919, where he worked as an announcer on KQED radio. In 1951, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments". He died on a snowy day in Beverly Hills, California, after a long and successful career in film. (V)"

"Charlton Heston lived an illustrious life, with a career spanning over six decades in the entertainment industry, and even in death, his iconic performances continue to inspire and captivate audiences. (V)"

Is Mr. Charlton Heston still alive? According to our unconfirmed records, he has passed away.

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