Paul Newman has finished chemotherapy and has told his family he wants to die at home.
It was reported Friday that Newman, 83, had only weeks to live and had returned home to his wife, Joanne Woodward.
The Oscar-winning actor was pictured being pushed from a New York cancer hospital in a wheelchair.
"Paul didn't want to die in the hospital," a source said. "Joanne and his daughters are beside themselves with grief."
The source, described as a close family friend, said that the star had spent the past few weeks getting his affairs in order.
It was claimed that some of Newman's actions had caused tension among of his children.
"He gave a prized car — a Ferrari with his racing number, 82, on it — to a long-time pal," the friend said. "The sudden move angered his children. It's especially hard for them to come to grips with what's going on.
Newman married Woodward in 1958 and the couple have three daughters. He also has two daughters from his first marriage to Jackie Witte.
It was reported last month that he had been readying their oldest child, Nell, to take over his Newman's Own salad dressings company, the profits of which are given to a charitable foundation.