Hollywood star Burt Reynolds, who has films like The Longest Yard and Boogie Nights, to his credit has passed away at the age of 82. The news was confirmed by his manager, Erik Kritzer confirmed that Reynolds died Thursday morning at Jupiter Medical in Florida.
As being reported, Reynolds had undergone a quintuple heart bypass in February 2010 but had been working until recently. Burt Reynolds was currently filming Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film about the Charles Manson murders, “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood”.
Burt Reynolds received an Oscar nomination when he portrayed porn director Jack Horner in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights (1997) and was the number 1 box-office attraction for a five-year stretch starting in the late 1970s.
His other famous films include Starting Over (1979) opposite Jill Clayburgh and Candice Bergen; The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) with Dolly Parton; Best Friends (1982) with Goldie Hawn; and The Man Who Loved Women (1983) with Julie Andrews.
Saddened with the news of Reynolds death, many celebrities and fans are paying their tribute to the late actor.
A sad day, my friend BURT REYNOLDS Has passed away. I remember him back in 1979, he always reminded me that I should’ve cast him as Colonel Trautman in FIRST BLOOD , I said that’s… https://t.co/zlAEfpAiaP
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) September 6, 2018
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
I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Burt Reynolds – a true Hollywood legend. Just look at the smiles on our faces when I met Burt – he made me @RicFlairNatrBoy & @EBischoff feel like kids on Christmas morning! #RIPBurtReynolds pic.twitter.com/8z83j4HaY3
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) September 6, 2018
I finally got to work with one of my heroes in 2006. #BurtReynolds led a really fun cast in Spokane and we laughed all day, every day he was on the set. A wry humor and a warm heart defined this wonderful man. He will be sorely missed. #RIPBurtReynolds pic.twitter.com/6ShGb2w2a6
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 6, 2018
No way! Burt Reynolds was a childhood hero of mine. We even paid homage to him in Max & Paddy. RIP a true Hollywood legend. Deliverance, Smokey & The Bandit, Gator, Mean Machine, Cannonball Run, Boogie Nights etc, etc. #RIPBurtReynolds pic.twitter.com/c8EYSLkNb1
— Paddy McGuinness 💙 (@PaddyMcGuinness) September 6, 2018
Saddened by the passing away of Burt Reynolds… I have so many childhood memories of his films. Thank you for those moments. Rest in Peace.🙏#SmokeyandtheBandit #CannonballRun #SemiTough #DogYears#BurtReynolds pic.twitter.com/PuGlCmwakP
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) September 6, 2018
— Big Kenny Alphin (@BigKennyTV) September 6, 2018
— Tony 🌹 (@BigToneTrader) September 6, 2018
“I’d love to slug ya but there are ladies present.” That’s how #BurtReynolds greeted me the first time I met him, while covering the Western-themed Golden Boot Awards for Entertainment Tonight in the early 1980s…Remembering Burt Reynolds–Truthfully https://t.co/Um33lUVFvi pic.twitter.com/52gt9G0jyx
— Leonard Maltin (@leonardmaltin) September 6, 2018
— Tommi Rose (@tommijanerose) September 6, 2018
“Stroker Ace was born to race”
Much respect to you Burt Reynolds. RIP pic.twitter.com/w8FlIShmIR
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) September 6, 2018
Burt Reynolds & Clint Eastwood were fired from GUNSMOKE & RAWHIDE at the same time. Burt was told he couldn't act and Clint his neck was too skinny. In the parking lot, Burt said to Clint, "I dunno what you're gonna do, but I'm gonna take acting lessons." #RIPBurtReynolds
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 6, 2018
— JAVIER OLMO (@javierolmo42) September 6, 2018
The Longest Yard (1974) was so good, they did a 2005 remake (with Burt Reynolds) that was just as good, if not better than the original. pic.twitter.com/9zlGdXOiip
— The Daily NewsBeat (@NowMediaScott) September 6, 2018