Hollywood actor Burt Reynolds has passed away at the age of 82. The star of such films as Smokey and the Bandit, Deliverance and Boogie Nights died Thursday in Jupiter, Florida.
The Hollywood legend had a nearly 60-year career with his his first credited role in 1958. During his illustrious career, Reynolds was nominated and won several awards, including winning two Golden Globes; one for the popular television series “Evening Shade” and for his role as a porn producer in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights. For his work in Boogie Nights, Reynolds also received his only Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Reynolds married twice, including to actress Loni Anderson from 1988-1994.
Following new of his passing, many went to Twitter to express their grief and sadness.
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
RIP Burt Reynolds. Seems his whole career was tongue in cheek. Always warm and funny.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 6, 2018
Sad to hear of the passing of legend, Burt Reynolds.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) September 6, 2018
Damn, R.I.P. Burt Reynolds
— The WWE 24/7 Challenger (@RealFPJr) September 6, 2018
“Stroker Ace was born to race”
Much respect to you Burt Reynolds. RIP pic.twitter.com/w8FlIShmIR
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) September 6, 2018
Damn, its incredibly sad to hear about the passing of Burt Reynolds, the guy was a complete badass
— sean callihan (@SeanCallihan89) September 6, 2018
Burt Reynolds had died? No way!!! Burt Reynolds was 82? No way!!!! Loved him in smokey and the bandit 1,2 & 3. #burtreynolds a Hollywood icon!
— Rob Henderson (@RobjHen77) September 6, 2018