Charlton Heston’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Oct 4, 1923

Death Date

April 5, 2008

Age of Death

84 years

Cause of Death



Movie Actor

The movie actor Charlton Heston died at the age of 84. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Oscar winner and three-term president of the NRA who starred in Planet of the Apes and Ben Hur. Appearing in over 100 films throughout his 6-decade career, he is perhaps best known for his role as Moses in The Ten Commandments.

He married actress Lydia Clarke in March 1944, and their marriage lasted sixty-four years. His son Fraser was born in 1955 and his daughter Holly Ann was born in 1961.



“Sometimes life drops blessings in your lap without your lifting a finger. Serendipity, they call it.” (Charlton Heston)


“I’ll never forget the blooming happiness that spread in me like the sun coming up when Lydia’s obstetrician poked me awake: ‘Congratulations… you have a fine son.'” (Charlton Heston)


“When you are a young actor, you’re imbued with the high purpose of your art. You think, ‘They hire me for my talent; if that’s not good enough, then they can hire somebody else.’ Later, you realize that your body is as much a part of what you do as your talent.” (Charlton Heston)


“You can be sure that they’ll be showing ‘Ben-Hur’ somewhere for a long, long time to come.” (Charlton Heston)


“You can spend a lifetime, and, if you’re honest with yourself, never once was your work perfect.” (Charlton Heston)