Burt Reynolds Passes Away at 82

Burt Reynolds Passes Away at 82

By Kathy Hutchins

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Actor Burt Reynolds has passed away at the age of 82, from a cardiac arrest.

Burt was known for his roles in “The Longest Yard”, “The Cannonball Run”, “Smokey and the Bandit” and “Boogie Nights, which gave him an Oscar nomination. He also won an Emmy for the TV series “Evening Shade,” and received high praise for his starring role in “Deliverance.”

Reynolds also tried his directorial hand behind it, and later earned a reputation for philanthropy after founding the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre in his home state of Florida.

He most recently was casted in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming movie, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” scheduled to be released next year.


Written by Clarke Jones