Paul Newman Dies at 83

I turn on the news this morning, expecting to hear more recaps about last night's presidential debate, and instead I am floored by the news that Paul Newman has died at age 83 of cancer.

I admired him not just for his talent as an actor, but because of his rare long-term marriage with his second wife Joanne Woodward, which spanned 50 years. This isn't just rare in Hollywood, folks. Not anymore.

In reading the NY Times article on Paul Newman's passing, I came across this previous statement by Newman:
“I picture my epitaph,” he once said. “Here lies Paul Newman, who died a failure because his eyes turned brown.”

I don't know why that made me tear. But it did.

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