Paul Newman: Jan. 26, 1925 – Sept. 26, 2008

paul_newman.jpgPaul Newman died late Friday night at the age of 83 following a long battle with cancer. Newman leaves behind five daughters and his wife of 50 years, actress Joanne Woodward. He also had a son, Scott, from his first marriage, who died of a drug overdose in 1978. Newman’s daughters have released the following statement: “Paul Newman played many unforgettable roles. But the ones for which he was proudest never had top billing on the marquee. Devoted husband. Loving father. Adoring grandfather. Dedicated philanthropist. Our father was a rare symbol of selfless humility, the last to acknowledge what he was doing was special. Intensely private, he quietly succeeded beyond measure in impacting the lives of so many with his generosity. Always and to the end, Dad was incredibly grateful for his good fortune. In his own words: ‘It’s been a privilege to be here.’ He will be profoundly missed by those whose lives he touched, but he leaves us with extraordinary inspiration to draw upon. During this difficult time, we ask for privacy for our family.”

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  1. Jo-Anne. • September 29, 2008 @ 11:46 AM

    Newman is a hard act to follow…pure class all the way
    may he forever rest in peace

  2. Shae • September 29, 2008 @ 3:58 PM

    He was a great actor and even more so a great humanitarian. Now what salad dressing am i gonna eat?!?

  3. Chris • September 29, 2008 @ 4:06 PM

    He was truley an all around amazing human being. Wonderful actor.

  4. trib • September 29, 2008 @ 6:02 PM

    the world just got worst

  5. Coop • September 29, 2008 @ 7:11 PM

    A legend passes….thanks for everything, you beautiful human being you.

  6. Velvet • September 29, 2008 @ 10:32 PM

    May “young hollywood” take a page from Mr. Newman’s very large book of talent, humility, dedication to family, privacy and philanthropy. If you look in the dictionary under the word “class”, his face would appear. Thanks for leaving such a wonderful example of what it is to be a great actor and a well rounded human being. God bless your family during this difficult time.

  7. ke • October 1, 2008 @ 1:37 PM

    i love him for all the reasons listed already on this comments page. love him.

  8. jrobert • October 1, 2008 @ 8:39 PM

    Paul Newman was one of the greatest actors of his time.He was a consumate family man,a savvy businessman and a steely blue-eyed patron of cool. -RIP PAUL NEWMAN

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