Newman Quits Hospital, With 'Weeks to Live'

Asks to die at home with family
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2008 11:20 AM CDT
Newman Quits Hospital, With 'Weeks to Live'
Actor Paul Newman at a meeting in Carnation, Wash. to announce that the 800-acre Nestle farm will become one of the camps for ill children in the organization he founded.    (AP Photo/Andrei Pungovschi)

Cancer-stricken Paul Newman is finished with chemotherapy and has gone home to be with his family, Fox News reports. The 82-year-old Oscar-winner reportedly has weeks to live but “didn’t want to die in the hospital,” a family friend said. The actor is said to have been getting his affairs in order; at home he'll be with wife Joanne Woodward and his five daughters, who are “beside themselves with grief.” (More Paul Newman stories.)

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