Last night the legendary screen actor and philanthropist passed away at the age of 83. Paul was surrounded by friends and family when he passed at his home in Westport, CT, after battling cancer. Few details were released by his publicist just as his illness was kept under the radar since suspicions rose earlier this year. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, actress Joanne Woodward, and their five daughters and grandchildren.
Paul was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and directed and starred in films including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Road to Perdition. Paul won his first Oscar with The Color of Money as well as two additional honorary awards. He was one of the most charitable men in Hollywood with his food empire, Newman's Own, and as a co-founder of the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a summer camp for seriously ill children.
As well as one of the most giving, he was also arguably the coolest man in Hollywood, who raced cars and flashed those baby blue eyes. He remained married to his longtime sweetheart for over 50 years and stayed away from the Hollywood scene. He will be greatly missed.