Legendary Hollywood actor Burt Reynolds has died at the age of 82 it has been confirmed.
Reports are saying that the Oscar-nominated actor passed away in Florida following a heart attack. He died with his family around him in hospital
Reynolds underwent heart bypass surgery in 2010. He is survived by his son Quinton.
Best-known for his breakthrough role in Deliverance, released in 1972, Reynolds went on to star in Smokey and the Bandit, Boogie Nights and The Cannonball Run. He picked up an Oscar nomination for his role as porn film director Jack Horner in 1997’s Boogie Nights opposite Mark Wahlberg.
Tributes have been flooding in for the actor on Twitter. See a selection of them below:
— Mark Wahlberg (@markwahlberg) September 6, 2018
Burt Reynolds, movie star who played it for grins, dies at 82.
Burt! Met him on Burn Notice. He was the real deal. It was an honor to work with him and get to know the man a little bit. Ride on, Bandit! https://t.co/oag9ZC3pqR
— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) 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
Our thoughts go out to Burt’s family at this difficult time.