Paul Newman, the legendary Hollywood actor, movie star, idol and philanthropist died yesterday at his farmhouse near Westport, Connecticut, after his long battle with lung cancer.

Newman was a pop icon in the 50's and 60's, who starred in over 59 movies. He was nominated for an Academy Award nine times for his portrayal in most movies as the all-American hero.

As a philanthropist he devoted his life to the common good by donating over $250 million to thousands of charities worldwide, since 1982, with his own food brand, Newman's Own. He was also given a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for the Hole in the Wall camp for children with terminal illness, in Connecticut, which has expanded to 12 camps in various parts of the world.

He was surrounded by family and close friends, including his lovely wife Joanne Woodward, at the time of his death.

Rest in Peace, gentle man.

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