Burt Reynolds Passes Away From Heart Attack

By kncipat on September 6, 2018
21st September 1972: Film star Burt Reynolds in relaxed mood. (Photo by Terry Disney/Express/Getty Images)

Iconic actor Burt Reynolds passed away this morning at the age of 82.

Multiple outlets including usweekly.com are reporting that he died from a heart attack at a Florida hospital.  His family was by his side.

Reynolds got his start on the tv show, “Gunsmoke,” in the 1960’s.  In the 1970’s there was no bigger male sex symbol.  He posed naked for Playgirl Magazine (okay, almost naked), and did a similar spread for Cosmopolitan.  Reynolds would later say that he regretted posing for Cosmopolitan because he felt it hurt his chances for an oscar for his role in “Deliverance.” He was a consistent top 10 box office draw in the 70’s with movies like  “Cannonball Run,” “Smokey And The Bandit,” and “The Longest Yard.”

He continued to have key rolls in the 90’s.  He starred in “Striptease,” and “Boogie Nights.”   His new movie, “Defining Moments,” where he plays Chester in the lead role, comes out Christmas day.

Reynolds was also working on “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” along with Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.

At this time there is no word on a memorial service.

In his memory here’s one of the better scenes from “Smokey And The Bandit.”  (warning”  language not safe for work)

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