Paul Newman has passed away aged 83 after a long fight against cancer.
Other people have written better obituaries than I ever could, several of which are linked here – there are many others and I suggest you seek them out.
From a British perspective he is best known by far for his work as an actor and I’m sure that’s true for non-racing fans worldwide. Those of us who follow racing as much as I do also know him as the team-owner of the multiple championship-winning Newman-Haas team in Indy-car racing, the team Nigel Mansell chose to attempt the Indy 500 with. Those who delve further will know he was a regular racer and not at all bad at it either.
My condolences to the Newman family and anyone connected with him, whether through acting, racing, his food company, or his vast charity work.
‘The Color of Money’ airs on BBC1 at 11.20pm tomorrow.