Burt Reynolds has died at the age of 82.
A source tells Us the actor went into cardiac arrest at a hospital in Florida on Thursday, September 6. His family was by his side. (US Weekly)
After starring in tv shows including Dan August and Gunsmoke, Reynolds’ career blossomed in the 70’s, catapulted buy his performance as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance. With over 200 film and tv credits to his name, Reynolds appeared in many successful films including 1974’s The Longest Yard, 1977’s Smokey and the Bandit, 1996’s Striptease and 1997’s Boogie Nights, the latter of which earned him an Oscar nomination.
Reynolds’ movie Defining Moments is set to be released in December 2018. He was also currently filming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood alongside Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, which is expected to hit theaters in 2019. (US Weekly)
Reynolds was married to actress Judy Carne from 1963 to 1965 and actress Loni Anderson from 1988 to 1993. He and Anderson had a son, Quinton Anderson Reynolds.
Reynolds did state in a 2015 Vanity Fair interview that the one who got away was ex-girlfriend actress Sally Field. The two dated on and off for five years in the 70’s and 80’s and had the following to say:
“I miss her terribly,” he told magazine at the time. “Even now, it’s hard on me. I don’t know why I was so stupid. Men are like that, you know. You find the perfect person, and then you do everything you can to screw it up.”
One of the biggest moments of Burt’s career was when he posed naked for Cosmo magazine on a bearskin rug. He expressed regret for the shoot years later, saying, “It was really stupid. I don’t know what I was thinking. I really wish I hadn’t done that.” (TMZ)
Reynolds is survived by his son.