Hollywood Legend: Actor and Director Burt Reynolds Dies at 82

Burt Reynolds – a legend and hero loved by many.

He was one of the most sought-after Hollywood actors in his time, starring in hit films such as Deliverance. He got an Oscars nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the movie Boogie Nights.

All around the world, people mourned as the iconic star died at the advanced age of 82. Burt initially suffered from a cardiac arrest at a hospital in Florida and passed away soon after. Though Burt had some health issues, the family shared that his passing was still unexpected. His niece, Nancy Lee, shared how tough her uncle was. There was one time he broke his tailbone and was still able to finish the movie.

Though he suffered from various health problems, Burt Reynolds continued to work. He recently released a movie in March, and it was reported that he would star in a film by Quentin Tarantino, who Burt was excited to work with. Sadly, he passed away before any of his scenes were filmed.

Burt’s golden years happened in the 70s and 80s. He starred in famous films such as Smokey and the Bandit and The Longest Yard. He was easygoing and known to perform his own stunts, which resulted in injuries that caused a lifetime of pain.

Throughout his career, Reynolds has earned both positive and negative press. He had a love-hate relationship with the media. Sometimes, he was friendly with them; there were also times that he was hostile.

Despite his various significant roles, the ones he turned down were more prominent, such as Han Solo, James Bond, Jack Nicholson’s character in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Richard Gere’s role in Pretty Woman.

Somehow, Burt felt that he had always been lucky in life. In one of his interview, he mentioned how blessed he was for an incredible life.

RIP, Burt Reynolds. He will be missed.