Statement by Nancy Reagan on the Death of Charlton Heston
Los Angeles, CA — I was heartbroken to hear of the death of Charlton Heston last night. He was one of Ronnie's and my dearest friends.
He shared a love of radio and acting and politics with Ronnie, and I know they had many discussions about each of their terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild. I will never forget Chuck as a hero on the big screen in the roles be played, but more importantly I considered him a hero in life for the many times that he stepped up to support Ronnie in whatever he was doing.
We were honored to know Chuck as a friend and my prayers go out to Lydia, Fraser, and Holly Ann at this very difficult time.