I always said I’d like to meet Paul Newman. He just seemed like a lovely guy. From his devotion to his wife and family, his philanthropic work, his damn fine salad dressings, his theatrical endeavors, and his determination to age with dignity, I think he must have been a very decent fellow.

And not a bad actor to boot.

Sadly, I will not get that chance to meet Mr. Newman, as he passed away yesterday at his home in Connecticut. Deepest condolences to his family and friends.