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...