Burt Reynolds, one of the Hollywood’s favorite leading men, has passed awayat eighty-two years of age. The actor finally succumbed due to congestive heart failure last Thursday, September 7, 2018. His family was with him at the time of his passing.
In the year 2010, the actor already went through a quintuple heart bypass surgery. Prior to the major medical procedure, Reynolds’ health has been steadily declining.
Reynolds started his acting career in theatre but the Hollywood legend’s claim to fame is his role in Deliverance as Lewis Medlock, a 1972 classic. The film received various nominations and won several prestigious awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.
He then went on to become a household name and the rest, as they say, was history. Some of his most memorable movies were The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit, and The Cannonball Run.
At the peak of his career, Reynolds won numerous Golden Globe awards for Best Actor and Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
Sympathies and prayers poured from the actor’s fans and fellow actors. Dolly Parton, Reynolds’ co-star in “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”, could not hold back her sadness as she shared her anguish when she heard of the actor’s passing.
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) September 6, 2018
In the film, Barton played the role of Mona Stangley, a brother owner and Reynolds’ was Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd. The two played an unlikely couple, which defied all odds and ended up together.
Barton expressed her grief and stated that Reynolds will be her favorite sheriff always. She also said that the actor’s laughter and sense of humor would be remembered. Parton shared her beloved memories with the actor through Twitter.
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