Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds has passed away at the age of 82.
Reynolds was a huge star back in the day – the most bankable and arguably the biggest name in Hollywood around the 1978-1982 period.
How Did Burt Reynolds Die?
Burt Reynolds had been suffering from heart problems for a number of years and died of cardiac arrest on September 6th, 2018 at the Jupiter Medical Center, a hospital in Florida, USA.
He starred in more than 80 films, including The Longest Yard (known as the Mean Machine in the UK), Deliverance, Smokey and the Bandit, Cannonball Run, and Boogie Nights, for which he was nominated for an Oscar.
Reynolds apparently turned down the roles of James Bond, Han Solo in Star Wars and John McClane from the Die Hard franchise on the basis that he preferred enjoying himself to pushing himself as an actor.
As Reynolds box office star value faded in the late eighties, he moved into TV work and starred in the sitcom Evening Shade.
His return to the Silver Screen saw success with Boogie Nights and the critically acclaimed The Last Movie Star.
Did you know?
Reynolds voiced the character of Avery Carrington in the Video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City back in 2002.
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