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Paul Newman says he will die at home

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  1. PosterChild

    PosterChild New Member

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    August 09, 2008 12:00am

    PAUL Newman has finished chemotherapy and has told his family he wants to die at home.

    The Oscar-winning actor was pictured being pushed from a New York cancer hospital in a wheelchair.

    Yesterday, it was reported in America that Newman, 83, had only weeks to live and had returned home to his wife, Joanne Woodward.

    "Paul didn't want to die in the hospital," a source said. "Joanne and his daughters are beside themselves with grief."

    The source, described as a close family friend, said that the star had spent the past few weeks getting his affairs in order.

    It was claimed that some of Newman's actions had caused tension among of his children.

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

    "The sudden move angered his children. 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."

    Newman married Woodward in 1958 and the couple have three daughters.

    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.

    He also has two daughters from his first marriage to Jackie Witte.

    Newman has so far declined to comment on his condition, apart from saying he is "doing nicely".

    Rumours about his health surfaced in January. Three months ago, he withdrew from directing a production of Of Mice and Men in his home town of Westport, Connecticut.

    http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24149703-663,00.html
  2. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    What terrible news. :(
  3. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    :( indeed
  4. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    That really stinks.
  5. PosterChild

    PosterChild New Member

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    At least he's going out the right way...not languishing in a NH or hospital. But yeah, still sucks.
  6. dacarmelking210

    dacarmelking210 New Member

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    Terrible News :(

    Also, something is a tad bit 'off' about his children; they are coming off as somewhat greedy.

    Anyways, our world needs more great people like Paul Newman. I wish both he and his family well in these difficult times.
  7. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    That sucks.


    Who here really believes that dying is part of living?

    Not me. The future cant get here soon enough.
  8. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Newman is one of the few "hollywood liberal" types who actually backed up his words with actions.

    His charitable contributions have raised hundreds of millions in dollars and he himself has donated millions upon millions.

    Even someone who does not share his political beliefs can see that he is just a great man and an unsurpassed humanitarian.

    The world was a better place because of Paul Newman ...... and thats all anyone can really ask for.

    God Bless
  9. Bonecrusher#31

    Bonecrusher#31 Active Member

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    Very sad news but he did live a full life....RIP :(
  10. Bonecrusher#31

    Bonecrusher#31 Active Member

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    I hate when people bring up politics no matter what the topic...

    Libs and Conservatives.

    I will never become either....
  11. DallasFanSince86

    DallasFanSince86 Pessimism Sucks

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    That is very terrible news.:(

    That is very sad to hear.
  12. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    83 years and a helluva life. RIP
  13. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    He lived a full and very fruitfull life and can honestly say he left things better then when he got here. How many can say that?

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