Hollywood icon of ’70s and ’80s, Burt Reynolds passes away at 82.
Burt Reynolds breathed his last this morning at Jupiter Medical in Florida and passed away due to heart attack.
Burt rose to fame in ’70s due to his easy-going charms and handsome looks. Having more than 200 movies to his credit, “1977’s Smokey and the Bandit” and ” 1997’s Boogie Nights,”are few among other super-hit movies which earned him an Oscar nomination. Burt essayed varied roles from playing a thriller to comedian to heartthrob handsome guy. Reynolds was among Hollywood’s highest-paid actors at his time.
Reynolds dominated America’s box office for almost five years as an ace actor. Burt Reynolds became the first man to break taboo and pose naked for Cosmopolitan magazine in 1972 when he shot a centerfold for girls magazine.
Though Reynolds became famous and had given many super-hit movies, he also turned down super major Hollywood roles including Harrison Ford’s Star Wars role of Hans Solo, Richard Gere’s role in Pretty Woman, James Bond in the 007 movies, Bruce Willis’ role in Die Hard.
Reynolds drew headlines for his high profile divorce from his actress wife Loni Anderson. The couple shared a son, Quinton.
Born in Michigan, Reynolds moved to Florida at age 5. In his early age, Reynolds played football and intended to go professional, but his injuries couldn’t let him follow this path.
His family released a statement saying his death was a shock.
“My uncle was not just a movie icon; he was a generous, passionate and sensitive man who was dedicated to his family, friends, fans and acting students,” his niece, Nancy Lee Hess said in a statement. “He has had health issues, however, this was totally unexpected. He was tough. Anyone who breaks their tailbone on a river and finishes the movie is tough. And that’s who he was. My uncle was looking forward to working with Quentin Tarantino (in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) and the amazing cast that was assembled.”
Celebrites pays tribute to Hollywood’s iconic Burt Reynolds Via twitter –
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
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 7, 2018
#BurtReynolds is cracking up with that laugh, riding in the bandit in the sky. Lucky to have worked with such a gentleman, such an icon, and one of the sweetest guest stars we could’ve ever had on Burn Notice. ?❤️
— Jeffrey Donovan (@WickedpissaJD) September 6, 2018
— Tony Stewart (@TonyStewart) September 7, 2018
— Angie Harmon (@Angie_Harmon) September 6, 2018
For those my age, #BurtReynolds was for a time the biggest movie star in the world. When the picture was good, he was great – charming, self-depreciating, tough, and sexy. I think if he’d believed in his own talent more, he’d be considered among the screen’s finest actors. @tcm
— Ben Mankiewicz (@BenMank77) September 6, 2018
— Anthony Hopkins (@AnthonyHopkins) September 6, 2018
— Matt Singer (@mattsinger) September 6, 2018
— Jessica Simpson (@JessicaSimpson) September 6, 2018
Burt Reynolds has died at 82 years old.
Worked with him doing some voiceover work for Brawny paper towels years ago.
Very, very funny guy.
Didn’t get any bigger than Burt Reynolds in the 1970s.
Total Hollywood legend.
Godspeed #BurtReynolds pic.twitter.com/MLzqfP9VjY
— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) September 6, 2018
I worked with #BurtReynolds in “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” ? R.I.P. Burt
— Robbin Young (@Robbin_Young) September 7, 2018
— ＫＡＴＲＩＮＡ•ＬＡＷ (@katrinalaw) September 6, 2018
He shared some wonderful stories with me about old Hollywood and I will share these stories with others. R.I.P, mi amico. #BurtReynolds
— Tony Denison (@RealTonyDenison) September 6, 2018
He was truly a gentleman, handsome hunk and an ace actor. RIP Burt Reynolds.