Paul Newman was an "inspirational father" who will be "profoundly missed", his daughters have declared.

The Hollywood legend lost his battle with lung cancer on Friday at the age of 83.

According to the Daily Express he died at home in Westport, Connecticut, surrounded by his family.

His daughters Claire, Elinor and Melissa, from his marriage to actress Joanne Woodward, and Stephanie and Susan, from his first marriage to Jackie Witte, paid tribute to the movie star.

In a statement, Newman's children said: "Our father played many unforgettable roles. But the ones for which he was proudest never had top billing.

"He was a devoted husband, a loving father, an adoring grandfather and a dedicated philanthropist."

They added: "Intensely private, he quietly succeeded beyond measure in impacting the lives of so many with his generosity.

"Always and to the end, Dad was incredibly grateful for his good fortune. He will be profoundly missed... but he leaves us with extraordinary inspiration to draw upon."

Newman was best known for his roles in 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' and 'Cool Hand Luke'.

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