So Long Paul Newman

Legendary actor, WWII veteran, and renowned philanthropist, Paul Newman, succumbed to cancer at his home on Friday. He was 83. AP reports:

A spokeswoman for screen legend Paul Newman says the actor has died at age 83. Spokeswoman Marni Tomljanovic says Newman died Friday of cancer. No other details were immediately available. Newman was nominated for Academy Awards 10 times, winning a regular Oscar in 1987 for “The Color of Money” and two honorary ones. He was equally at home in comedies such as “The Sting” and dramas such as “Hud.” He sometimes teamed with his wife, Joanne Woodward, also an Oscar winner for the 1957 film “Three Faces of Eve.”

This happened on Friday, but we can’t go without acknowledging the fact that the world just lost one of greatest actors and human beings of the last 100 years. Meanwhile, Britney Spears just lost the cap to her Mountain Dew. Screw you, Death.




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Paul Newman Has Cancer



Answering speculation that has been circulating for weeks, a friend of Paul Newman has confirmed that the iconic actor and renowned philanthropist has been stricken with cancer. Dammit. Reuters reports:

Writer A.E. Hotchner, who co-founded Newman’s Own food products with the actor, told Reuters that Newman, 83, was doing fine as of two weeks ago. Asked if Newman had cancer, Hotchner said “he made it known to a lot of his friends.” Hotchner, who lives near Newman and his wife, actress Joanne Woodward, in Westport, Connecticut, said he did not know what type of cancer Newman had because “I don’t believe it’s any of my business, and I don’t want to get into it.”

Paul Newman is a WWII veteran, an Oscar-winning actor, a husband to the same wife since 1958, and owner of Newman’s Own, a food company whose sole purpose of existence is to give all of its profits and royalties to charity (in excess of $220 million since 1982). I swear, if Paris Hilton doesn’t get full-body cancer and then gets attacked by a cyborg dragon with AIDS, then dies and gets resurrected just so she can die of AIDS, God will have a lot of explaining to do.

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