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Paul Newman Dies at the Age of 83

RIP Paul Newman

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.
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supersocks supersocks 7 years
I was away and didn't see this news till now. I'm so sad to hear he has died. He was a great guy and wonderful actor, and didn't think of himself as any different from anyone else - no airs and graces or hissy fits. He did so much for others and will be remembered for all this and his fantastic films - of which Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is the Greatest! I could join in with the scripteven now! Thank you Paul.
Jessamyn Jessamyn 7 years
Rest in Peace!!
Jessamyn Jessamyn 7 years
Rest in Peace!!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 7 years
I can't add anything else except that he was the composite of the perfect man: handsome, cool, talented, generous, intelligent, and caring. He was one of the best in his profession and he will be deeply missed.
Ginger Ginger 7 years
re: chiefdishwasher I've read that Heston used to be a very active democrat in his early years and good friends with Newman. Heston shifted to the right in the 80s, which seems to have splintered their relationship. They were working opposite of each other in the 80s, politically.
Ginger Ginger 7 years
re: chiefdishwasherI've read that Heston used to be a very active democrat in his early years and good friends with Newman. Heston shifted to the right in the 80s, which seems to have splintered their relationship. They were working opposite of each other in the 80s, politically.
raieven raieven 7 years
I really liked him. This is sad :(
NinaG NinaG 7 years
My all time favourite actor, a beautiful man in every every way. He will be sadly missed...
SassAndBide SassAndBide 7 years
Aw, May he Rest in peace :(
SassAndBide SassAndBide 7 years
Aw, May he Rest in peace :(
soulkey soulkey 7 years
So sad for tha lost of this beautiful soul. One of mys favorite actors. A one of a kind human being. Class, talent and passion.He was the most beautiful man, inside and out.RIP Mr Newman. Your legacy will lives through.
soulkey soulkey 7 years
So sad for tha lost of this beautiful soul. One of mys favorite actors. A one of a kind human being. Class, talent and passion. He was the most beautiful man, inside and out. RIP Mr Newman. Your legacy will lives through.
rgrl rgrl 7 years
He lived a wonderful life! The world lost a one of a kind man.
mu5235 mu5235 7 years
He is such a beautiful man.
mu5235 mu5235 7 years
He is such a beautiful man.
Xemena Xemena 7 years
A Great actor , a true talent, Rest in peace
cupcakers cupcakers 7 years
What a horrible loss. I found out this morning and it just set a tone for my whole day =( Paul Newman is my all time favorite actor and one of my heroes. An amazing human being and there will be no one ever like him, we are lucky we was in our lifetime and did so many great things. I wish I could have met him but 2 years ago I wrote him a letter and he replied back, and I am going to cherish that forever. My heart goes out to his family and esp Joanne, they had a great love and I wish to have something like that. RIP
cupcakers cupcakers 7 years
What a horrible loss. I found out this morning and it just set a tone for my whole day =(Paul Newman is my all time favorite actor and one of my heroes. An amazing human being and there will be no one ever like him, we are lucky we was in our lifetime and did so many great things. I wish I could have met him but 2 years ago I wrote him a letter and he replied back, and I am going to cherish that forever. My heart goes out to his family and esp Joanne, they had a great love and I wish to have something like that. RIP
Taylormayde26 Taylormayde26 7 years
what a beautiful soul Paul Newman was . He will be greatly missed.. a Talented actor, humanitarian . RIP !!(
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 7 years
amanda that picture of him on your avi is gorgeous almost close in looks to my dear love george strait, lol
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Some one compared him to Heston....could not be close. Newman gave so much back to the community over the years. Heston was just a red neck.
SamanthaBaker SamanthaBaker 7 years
PAUL NEWMAN WAS THE!! *CLASS ACT OF ALL TIME*. THIS GUY'S TALENT AND HIS HUGE HEART, NOT TO MENTION CLASS was UNPARALLELED. I can only think of Tom Hanks as being somewhere in the near vicinity. Everyone else falls severely short. This breaks my heart. What a bitchin' dude the Newman was :( GO AND BUY EVERY 'NEWMAN'S OWN' PRODUCT YOU CAN TO SHOW YOUR RESPECT, Y'ALL!!! it's better than a bunch of flowers that'll soon be dead.
SamanthaBaker SamanthaBaker 7 years
PAUL NEWMAN WAS THE!! *CLASS ACT OF ALL TIME*. THIS GUY'S TALENT AND HIS HUGE HEART, NOT TO MENTION CLASS was UNPARALLELED. I can only think of Tom Hanks as being somewhere in the near vicinity. Everyone else falls severely short. This breaks my heart. What a bitchin' dude the Newman was :(GO AND BUY EVERY 'NEWMAN'S OWN' PRODUCT YOU CAN TO SHOW YOUR RESPECT, Y'ALL!!! it's better than a bunch of flowers that'll soon be dead.
eastcoastgirl eastcoastgirl 7 years
So sad he was a favorite of mine and he was such a gentleman and a caring giving soul.May this handsome man rest in peace and may his family know how much his life impacted the world! Deepest Sympathy to them!
Just-Oh Just-Oh 7 years
I admire what he did with his celebrity. He was a quiet leader, G-d bless.
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