Concerns over the health of movie legend Paul Newman refuse to go away after new photographs of the star have been published showing the actor looking shockingly frail and in ill health.
Tabloid stories and speculation has suggested the veteran actor is battling lung cancer, prompting a recent media frenzy over Newman's wellbeing.
Close friend and business colleague A.E. Hotchner told reporters earlier this month (Jun08) that the star has "a form of cancer and he's dealing with it", before quickly insisting his words had been misquoted.
A representative for the actor also quickly dismissed the cancer reports, insisting the star was "doing nicely".
However, the Butch Cassidy star's ailing health seems to be increasingly hard to hide, as recent snaps show the star outside his New York apartment looking little like a shadow of his former self.
A source who saw the thin and pale star tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "It's so sad to see him like this."
Earlier this month (Jun08), Hollywood supercouple Warren Beatty and Annette Bening offered their support to the frail star, with Beatty saying, "I love Paul and I just cross my fingers that he can deal with this."