Hollywood Actress, Lydia Clarke Heston Is Dead
Hollywood actress, Lydia Clarke Heston, who is the wife of Charlton Heston, has been reported dead.
According to Fox News, the news of her death was confirmed by her son, Fraser, in a statement released on Wednesday.
Lydia Marie Clarke was an American actress and photographer, and the wife of Academy Award-winning actor Charlton Heston.
Clarke was born in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. She married Charlton Heston on March 17, 1944, and their marriage lasted for 64 years until his death on April 5, 2008. They had two children: Fraser Clarke Heston and Holly Heston Rochell. She was a breast cancer survivor and had undergone a mastectomy.
Heston, who was married to the late Oscar-winning actor for 64 years, died on Monday from complications due to pneumonia.
The statement read: “She lived an amazing life. At 95 years old she knew a lot of famous people from John F. Kennedy to Nancy and Ronald Reagan.
“My mother was very active in the civil rights movement and even marched with Dr. Martin Luther King. She had a great love for photography and has travelled all over the world. She was prone to sea-sickness, but she sailed every sea in the world”
Heston is survived by son Fraser and daughter Holly, and their grandchildren Jack, Ridley, and Charlie.