Paul Newman co-owns a motor racing team and has a salad dressing brand

Paul Newman is said to be preparing his family for his death following treatment for cancer.

The Oscar-winning actor has finished his final session of chemotherapy at a New York hospital.

And insiders say he wants to pass away peacefully at home with his wife Joanne Woodward, 78, and his children.

'Paul didn't want to die in the hospital,' a source reveals.

'Joanne and his daughters are beside themselves with grief.'

It is thought Paul, 83, has been getting his affairs in order, much to the distress of his 5 kids.

‘It's especially hard for them to come to grips with what's going on,’ the pal tells the Daily Mail.

‘The word they've been given is that he has only a few weeks to live.'

Paul was reportedly diagnosed with cancer 18 months ago. He has never commented on his illness - except to say he was 'doing nicely'.

He is dad to 3 girls by Joanne, and has 2 daughters from his marriage to Jackie Witte.

 

Alison Adey