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In Memoriam: Paul Newman 1925-2008

Old 08-11-08, 06:30 PM
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In Memoriam: Paul Newman 1925-2008

Access Hollywood has heard from trusted sources that Paul Newman has only weeks to live.

This is from another source I found and pretty much what AH reported... http://blogs.nzherald.co.nz/blog/blo...s&c_id=1501135

"Veteran actor Paul Newman has completed chemotherapy treatment for lung cancer and told his family he wants to die at home, according to reports.

The movie legend was recently pictured leaving the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York in a wheelchair, looking thin and frail.

Reports now say that Newman, 83, has only weeks to live and is at home with wife Joanne Woodward and his family as he prepares to die.

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A close family friend tells Britain's Daily Mail: "He didn't want to die in the hospital. Joanne and his daughters are beside themselves with grief."

The Road to Perdition star has reportedly spent the past few weeks sorting out his personal affairs, and his decision to die at home has caused friction between family members.

"He gave a prized car - a Ferrari with his racing number, 82, on it - to a long-time pal.

"The sudden move angered his children," said the source. "It's especially hard for them to come to grips with what's going on.

"The word they've been given is that he has only a few weeks to live."

News reports that Newman, who has been nominated for ten Oscars during his illustrious career, was terminally ill surfaced earlier this year.

But the actor has so far declined to comment on his health, apart from releasing a statement saying he is "doing nicely".

It was revealed last month that Newman, who has three children, had been laying the groundwork for his oldest child, Nell, to take over his salad dressing company.

No word as yet from Newman's spokesperson, but given the star's silence so far, I doubt we'll hear anything until the bitter end.

Sad news all around today. Bernie Mac, Isaac Hayes...

Best wishes to Newman and his family."



I mean this is really sad on top of the recent deaths of Bernie and Isaac. Hollywood has hit some bug of late and it is so so devastating. I've heard on and off reports that Newman was sick, but to have it come to fruition is horrible.

I loved so many of his movies (Butch Cassidy, The Sting, The Verdict, Color of Money, Cool Hand Luke, Road to Perdition, Cars, Absence of Malice, among so many more...) and he just commanded the screen everytime he was on it. He is a true legend in his craft and the anticipation of this is really hitting hard.

This really is a bad time for Hollywood and us fans who love these stars who have and are passing with utter shock. They seem to be coming out of nowhere and so hard to cope since they are sudden like with Bernie Mac especially.

Truly sad and unbelievable time this summer has brought with such revered actors and performers passing.

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Old 08-11-08, 06:32 PM
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I hope this isn't true. Last actor we were told had "weeks to live" is now headlining a tv series (Swayze).
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what the heck is going on in Hollywood? he's fuckin' old! that's what

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WHATS GOING ON IN HOLLYWOOD!?!?!

Oh wait he's 80 and has cancer.
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Old 08-11-08, 06:43 PM
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As others have stated -- he's 83. That's what the fuck is going on.
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Even though many people would like to believe otherwise, celebs are still flesh and blood humans. It's a shame that Newman is dying, yes, but he has had an amazing career and life, so I think he got his money's worth. Still, never good to hear that someone so many people love is doing poorly.

Bernie Mac, not so much.
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I saw this on the news today. Sounds like Newman has accepted his fate and has chosen to spend his remaining days with his family instead of hooked up to tubes in the hospital.


He has certainly given us a lifetime of enjoyment up to the very end. Heck Cars was only a couple years ago. He is one of Hollywood's greatest - if not the greatest.
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Originally Posted by RyoHazuki
WHATS GOING ON IN HOLLYWOOD!?!?!

Oh wait he's 80 and has cancer.
yeah, that really wasn't my point. but, i think you knew that.
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What was your point? "Hollywood has hit some bug"

Celebs die every day, each of them with various levels of fame.
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A lot of bigger stars have passed away this year, with more likely to pass away over the rest of the year. It seems like there's more than usual.

I get it.
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Originally Posted by Brent L
A lot of bigger stars have passed away this year, with more likely to pass away over the rest of the year. It seems like there's more than usual.

I get it.
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Shit man just in July last year we had Ingmar Bergman, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Michel Serrault die. Pro-B probably didn't even leave his house that month from all the grief.
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If and when it happens, Disney better get on their asses for a Color of Money SE (Blu-ray preferably) with a transfer that you can actually look at.
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(what the heck is going on in Hollywood?)
Uhm...Real life?
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I blame the "Dark Knight" and Billy Bob Thornton curses.
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I've wished for just one more film with him and Robert Redford, and sadly we'll never see it now.
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Slap Shot is one of my favorite movies.

I wonder what this means for his line of foods?
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Originally Posted by mcfly

I wonder what this means for his line of foods?
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,400888,00.html

It was reported last month that he had been readying their oldest child, Nell, to take over his Newman's Own salad dressings company, the profits of which are given to a charitable foundation.
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If this story is true it's a real bummer.

Sometimes I forget that Newman's 83 years old.
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Sad news...watched The Sting just the other day.
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So Road to Perdition will be his swan song. A fitting final role for one of the true class acts of cinema.
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according to IMDB it would be 2008 INDYCar Series Season Preview (2008)


(as for movies, he did do one of the voices in 'Cars')
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
according to IMDB it would be 2008 INDYCar Series Season Preview (2008)
(as for movies, he did do one of the voices in 'Cars')
I was thinking of live action films.
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So Road to Perdition will be his swan song. A fitting final role for one of the true class acts of cinema.


And if that "doesn't count", there's always

Empire Falls.

It's pointless to argue over which one was a "fitting swan song". How many brilliant roles has he had over such a brilliant lifetime?

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They asked Newman if he had any regrets. He said, "My only regret is that I'm gonna miss Saw V."
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