He was such a fine actor - and more than that, he was a man devoted to his wife and family - and treated others with respect and caring.
He not only gave many millions to charities through his food lines, but he took care of countless sick children in his Hole in the Wall Camps.
He is part of a dying breed and none of the actors of today can hold a candle to him - on or off the screen! He had so many memorable roles and if you polled 50 people, I'm sure you would get 50 different responses to the question "name you top 3 favorite Paul Newman movies".
I loved Butch Cassidy - but I also loved the Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean ... and then, there was the Verdict! Who could forget Hud or Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ... or Cool Hand Luke!
No matter what your favorites, we have lost a legend.
My heart will be sad for a long time. He was 83 when he lost his fight with cancer, and though we had him for more than 50 years on screen, it still seems too soon.