Celebrity News

Burt Reynolds Dead at 82

Burt Reynolds Dead at 82
Getty Images
Reynolds in March 2018

Iconic actor Burt Reynolds has passed away at the age of 82.

Us Weekly reports Reynolds died after suffering cardiac arrest at a Florida hospital on Thursday.

The site notes that his family was by his side for his last breath.

According to TMZ, Reynolds died just before filming scenes for Quentin Tarantino's Charles Manson film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

Earlier this year, "Extra's" Tanika Ray spoke with Reynolds for the last time at the premiere of "The Last Movie Star."

Over two years ago, Reynolds sparked health concerns over his frail appearance. He was seen getting assistance from his entourage while arriving at BBC Radio in London.

In 2013, Reynolds cheated death after he was put in the ICU while battling the flu.

Getty Images
Horsing around during the filming of "Deliverance" in 1971

During his illustrious career, Reynolds starred on TV's "Gunsmoke" (1962-1965) and "Evening Shade" (1990-1994), and was one of the biggest box-office draws of all time, appearing in such hits as "Deliverance" (1972), "The Longest Yard" (1974), the "Smokey and the Bandit" films (1977-19803), the "Cannonball Run" films (1981-1984), "Sharky's Machine" (1981), "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" (1982), and "Boogie Nights" (1997).

Getty Images
Reynolds was not nominated for an Oscar for "Deliverance" (pictured), but did nab a nomination for "Boogie Nights."

One of America's most prominent sex symbols, he was known for posing nude in Cosmopolitan magazine in 1972. He was a staple of the tabloids for his second marriage, to actress Loni Anderson (from 1988-1993), and for his many high-profile relationships, including with TV host Dinah Shore and co-star Sally Field.

Getty Images
With Sally Field in 1977

After hearing about his death, many celebrities took to social media to mourn his loss. Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted, "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."

See more reactions below.

Remembering Burt Reynolds in Pictures View Photos