Burt Reynolds Dies at 82

Legendary actor Burt Reynolds died Thursday morning at a hospital in Florida. He is best know for his roles in films like 'Deliverance,' ;The Longest Yard,' 'Boogie Nights,' and more.

Burt Reynolds RIP

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Burt Reynolds RIP

Legendary actor Burt Reynolds died Thursday morning at a hospital in Florida. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news of Reynolds' death with his manager Erik Kritzer.

Reynolds is best known for being a star of '70s cinema and his roles in films like Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Boogie Nights, and Smokey and the Bandit. He was 82.

Burt Reynolds, who received an Oscar nomination for 'Boogie Nights' and was the No. 1 box-office attraction for a five-year stretch starting in the late 1970s, died Thursday morning at Jupiter Medical in Florida, according to manager Erik Kritzer https://t.co/EunPLbBuzl

— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 6, 2018

According to TMZ, Reynolds died after going into cardiac arrest. He was reportedly surrounded by family when he passed. He is survived by his adopted son Quinton.

For a stretch of times in the '70s, Reynolds was the highest-grossing actor in Hollywood. He won an Oscar nomination for his role in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights, as well as a couple of Golden Globes, and an Emmy for his work in television.

Fans and celebrities quickly went online to mourn the late icon. 

Burt Reynolds & Clint Eastwood were fired from GUNSMOKE & RAWHIDE at the same time. Burt was told he couldn't act and Clint his neck was too skinny. In the parking lot, Burt said to Clint, "I dunno what you're gonna do, but I'm gonna take acting lessons." #RIPBurtReynolds

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 6, 2018

Burt Reynolds was one of my heroes. He was a trailblazer. He showed the way to transition from being an athlete to being the highest paid actor, and he always inspired me. He also had a great sense of humor - check out his Tonight Show clips. My thoughts are with his family.

— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) September 6, 2018

We lost a legend today. Burt Reynolds, star of Boogie Nights, Smokey and the Bandit, Deliverance and many others, has passed away. He was an icon of the silver screen and will be missed. May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/O5C5U4ojTz

— Regal (@RegalMovies) September 6, 2018

Burt Reynolds was a friend of mine, sad to hear of his passing.

— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) September 6, 2018

RIP Burt Reynolds. Seems his whole career was tongue in cheek. Always warm and funny.

— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 6, 2018

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