The star of one of the most beloved trucking movies of all time was laid to rest this week in a Hollywood cemetery more than two years after he passed.
On Thursday, February 11, Burt Reynolds cremated ashes were buried in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on what would have been the iconic actor’s 85th birthday. Relatives took part in a small ceremony via Zoom.
For now, the grave is adorned with a temporary headstone. A bust of Reynolds is being commissioned and is expected to replace the temporary marker in September on the three year anniversary of the actor’s passing.
Reynolds passed away on September 6, 2018, at the age of 82 due to cardiac arrest.
It is not clear why it took more than two and a half years to lay Reynolds to rest.
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”, “Cannonball Run”, and the “Smokey and the Bandit” films.