Nancy Reagan's Tribute To Heston

RONALD REAGAN's widow NANCY has paid tribute to CHARLTON HESTON, dubbing the late actor "a hero on the big screen and a hero in life".
Heston, who died on Saturday (05Apr08), aged 83, was a longterm friend and supporter of the Republican ex-president. Both men moved into politics after acting careers and fought losing battles with Alzheimer's disease. Reagan died in 1994, aged 93.
The former first lady says, "I will never forget Chuck as a hero on the big screen in the roles he played. But more importantly I considered him a hero in life for the many times that he stepped up to support Ronnie."
President George W. Bush, who handed Heston the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2003, also called him "one of the most successful actors in movie history and a strong advocate for liberty. He was a man of character and integrity, with a big heart."
Members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) have also paid tribute to the man who was elected the organisation's president in 1998. NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre said, "America has lost a great patriot."
Heston, an Academy Award winner for his role in 1959 epic Ben Hur, died at his home in Beverly Hills, California. He leaves behind wife Lydia and their two children Fraser and Holly.


Contactmusic

Tags: Ronald Reagan - Charlton Heston


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Surprise, Surprise: Thanks To Marvel, Robert Downey Jr. Continues His Reign As Hollywood's Richest Actor

It’s that time of the year again. With Forbes having published its...

Surprise, Surprise: Thanks To Marvel, Robert Downey Jr. Continues His Reign As Hollywood's Richest Actor

Simpsons Mania: FXX To Put Every Episode Online

American cable network FXX struck a deal last year to buy the rights to the...

Simpsons Mania: FXX To Put Every Episode Online

Beyonce Fends Off Divorce Rumours With Cute Instagram Snap

Rumours that a seperation is imminent have plagued the music power couple...

Beyonce Fends Off Divorce Rumours With Cute Instagram Snap

Justin Bieber Could Face Citizen's Arrest

After being called out six times to break up a rowdy party at his new digs in Beverely Hills, the police...

Justin Bieber Could Face Citizen's Arrest

J.J Abrams Reveals New X-Wing Fighter in New Star Wars Episode VII Video [Pictures]

J.J Abrams treated Star Wars fans to a look at a new model of the iconic...

J.J Abrams Reveals New X-Wing Fighter in New Star Wars Episode VII Video [Pictures]

'Boyhood' has 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. It Is Almost the Perfect Movie

It's no surprise that Richard Linklater's movie Boyhood was this week...

'Boyhood' has 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. It Is Almost the Perfect Movie
Advertisement

Once Upon A Time To Add Hans to Frozen Storyline

It was announced earlier this year that ABC series 'Once Upon A Time' would be...

Once Upon A Time To Add Hans to Frozen Storyline

Did Selena Gomez Dash Off To St Tropez To Bask In A New Relationship?

I don’t know about you, but she’s feeling 22… Selena Gomez just turned...

Did Selena Gomez Dash Off To St Tropez To Bask In A New Relationship?

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Seattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so...

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Ronald Reagan Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Ronald Reagan

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All