A Class Act…Gone.
Charleton Heston is dead. And gone is also one oof the classiest actors Hollywood has ever seen.
In 2002, Heston was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Instead of hiding it, he created a short video where he tells viewers about his diagnosis. In that video, too, he smiles as he says, “So if I tell my friends a story twice, just pretend like it’s the first time. I’ll appreciate it…”
Folks, that is class! No deception, no hiding, but instead a brave move to show the world his condition, acceptance of what the disease does to it’s victims and the continual embracing of his friends and family.
I first saw this video when Heston was diagnosed in 2002. At the time, I was on a cruise with one of my old Kappa Sigma brothers. When the video ended, we turned to each other and said, “That took guts…and a lot of class.”
We should all strive to live our lives this way…