Paul Newman passed away yesterday, after a long battle with cancer.
He was a man of many public faces; a master craftsman of acting, a passionate and highly skilled racer, business entrepreneur and loving committed family man.
This Oscar winner left us with many memorable movie moments; The Hustler, Color of Money, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in particular.
He was married to Joanne happily for decades, there was never any of the usual scandal surrounding his private life. He was simply a gentleman, family man and always showed class.
He started making salad dressings in the basement of his home and grew a hobby into a multi-million dollar, worldwide successful brand - 'Newman's Own'. All the profits from this business were given to charity. He was quite the philanthropist, in 2005-06 he gave away $120 million.
And if all that wasn't enough, he then followed his true passion for motor-racing and built one of the all time great racing teams under his leadership. But he was also the fastest man on the planet of his age, we watched a race last year, where this 82yr old won by a mile with ease!
I will always smile at the thought of him wearing a hat and circling the yard on an old bike to 'Raindrops keep falling on my head'.
Rest in peace Paul.