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Hollywood’s legendary film star, Burt Reynolds, dies aged 82

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.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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