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Statement by John McCain on Charlton Heston

April 06, 2008

ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain today issued the following statement remembering the life of Charlton Heston:

"Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Charlton Heston. In taking on epic and commanding roles, he showed himself to be one of our nation's most gifted actors, and his legacy will forever be a part of our cinema. Off-the-screen, Charlton Heston was also a real-life leader. He served his country and proudly gave his voice in support of some of our most basic rights. He was devoted to the cause of freedom for all Americans from the battle for civil rights in the 1960s to protecting Second Amendment rights in the 1990s. At this time of grief, let us honor a life that has truly touched millions."

John McCain, Statement by John McCain on Charlton Heston Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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