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Burt Reynolds has passed away, he was 82

Burt Reynolds" February 11, 1936 – September 6, 2018
Photo credit:
"Smokey and the Bandit"

Megastar and Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds has died, he was 82.

According to reports, Reynolds suffered a heart attack on Thursday morning. 

The star was in Florida and was transported to a nearby hospital with his family by his side. 

Reynolds had been declining in health making frequent trips to the hospital, undergoing heart surgery in 2010. 

His list of credits included a grab bag of genres from thrillers to dramas to comedies and even a musical; "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas."

His first major role was that of Lewis in the backwoods thriller "Deliverance" from there he tried his hand at comedy. 

One of his most famous roles was that of the titular character in the rom-com "Smokey and the Bandit" which co-starred Sally Field. He then went on to do ensemble work in "The Cannonball Run" movies of the 80's.

After that, it was the more dramatic roles that got people's attention including his turn as pornographer Jack Horner in 1997's "Boogie Nights," something that got him an Oscar nom for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

His latest project was to appear in Quentin Tarantino's latest film. 

Burt Reynolds was 82 and is survived by his son Quinton.