Very sad news today, Paul Newman passed away of Cancer. He was a Hollywood legend, actor, humanitarian, husband, father, friend, and loved by millions. In 1982, Newman co-founded Newman’s Own food products and decided to funnel much of his profits to charity. Over the years, his Newman’s Own Foundation has given some $250 million to charitable and other organizations.
Hollywood stars remember:
“There is a point where feelings go beyond words,” said Robert Redford, his longtime friend and co-star in “Butch Cassidy” and “The Sting.” “I have lost a real friend. My life — and this country — is better for his being in it.”
“He comes from that era of actors along with the Deans, Brandos and Clifts that I, that we all looked at, as actors who changed the art form,” said Leonardo DiCaprio.
Eva Marie Saint, who starred with Newman in “Exodus,” said: “Yes, his eyes were that blue and beautiful. … His legacy as a humanitarian for children around the world is unmatchable.”
A beautiful statement was released by , his five daughters.
“Always and to the end, Dad was incredibly grateful for his good fortune,” they said. “In his own words: “It’s been a privilege to be here.”
What wonderful soul he was, a true Aquarian, he will be sadly missed.