USA Today is reporting, and it has been confirmed by CNN, that movie actor Charlton Heston has passed away. He was 84.
He received an Academy Award in 1960 for his work in Ben-Hur and was awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the Academy in 1978.
Heston starred in over 100 movies, most notably The Ten Commandments, Peer Gynt, El Cid, Earthquake, and Planet of the Apes, but was known most recently as president of the National Rifle Association and an outspoken advocate for the right to bear arms.
Cause of death is as yet unknown, but Heston revealed he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2002.
You can read more on Heston’s career here.