Cool Hand Luke January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008

Fast Eddie Felson

Fast Eddie Felson

Well, its finally happened; a long time hero of mine has died.  Paul Newman signed off and is currently on his way to that big Pool Hall in the sky.  83 years is a long time to be alive and 56 years is an outrageous amount of time to have spent in the movie business.  The beloved star of stage and screen died last night after losing a battle with lung cancer.  But if you ask me, as an ex-smoker, an 83 year old man doesn’t die of lung cancer, he dies of old age.  He had a long distinguished career and over the course of the past 26 years, managed to raise over $200,000,000 for charitable organizations.  Unless he secretly murdered someone a long time ago and none of us found out about it, I think it’s safe to say he’s got a one way ticket upstairs.


We’ll miss you!

– Mike James

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