October 4, 1924 ~ April 5, 2008
In 2003, Heston was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. "The largeness of character that comes across the screen has also been seen throughout his life," President George W. Bush said at the time.
Throughout his life, he entertained us with bold and heroic figures ~ figures of history and the imagination. As a person, he stood up for civil rights and gun rights. He championed conservative causes.
Thank you, Mr Heston, for your role in the world's stage. Thank you for the entertainment. Thank you for the principled stands you took in our country. We are better for your presence amongst us.