Hollywood Star Burt Reynolds Dead; “Boggie Nights” Star Dies At 82 Due To Heart Attack

Hollywood Star Burt Reynolds Dead; “Boggie Nights” Star Dies At 82 Due To Heart Attack

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.

Star Burt Reynolds Dead

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.

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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.”

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He was truly a gentleman, handsome hunk and an ace actor. RIP Burt Reynolds.

 

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