Burt Reynolds, star of the classic trucking movie “Smokey and the Bandit”, passed away earlier today at the age of 82.
Reynold’s agent Todd Eisner says that Reynolds passed away as a result of cardiac arrest.
Reynolds was born on February 11, 1936 in Michigan and was a football player at Florida State University before going on to act in movies such as “Boogie Nights”, “Deliverance”, and “Cannonball Run.” Reynolds had recently agreed to appear in the latest Quentin Tarantino film about the Manson Family murders.
Thousands have taken to social media to honor Reynolds and share their favorite memories of him.
Burt Reynolds was an absolute icon of my youth. I will never not smile when I think of “Smokey and the Bandit.” If you’re my age, a little piece of your childhood goes with him. #RIP Burt, thanks for all the fun. pic.twitter.com/mlImoAiKUj
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) September 6, 2018
“And there’s one thing they can never take away: Nobody had more fun than I did.” – Burt Reynolds
RIP #22 pic.twitter.com/xX9aclZlJw
— Ralph Garman (@RalphGarman) September 6, 2018
Actor Burt Reynolds has died aged 82.
— euronews (@euronews) September 6, 2018