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Legendary film actor dies

Film star Charlton Heston, who won the 1959 Oscar for best actor for the movie "Ben-Hur," died Saturday, reported the Star Tribune. He was 84.

Heston died in his home in Beverly Hills, family spokesman Bill Powers said. Powers declinded to comment on the cause of death.

In 2002, Heston announced that he had symptoms consistent with Alzheimer's disease.