Famed actor Burt Reynolds, known for his roles in Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Deliverance (1972), The Longest Yard (1977) and many more box office hits, has passed away at the age of 82. Reynolds reportedly suffered cardiac arrest while he was at a hospital in Jupiter, Florida. He had been suffering from cardiac issues for many years.
Known for his distinctive looks, namely his dark, wavy hair and moustache, Reynolds started off as a theatre actor in the 50s, making his Broadway début in Look, We've Come Through. He switched to television later the same decade and has his film début in the 1961 movie Angel Baby at age 25.
Here, Reynolds is seen in his prime in the official trailer for Smokey and the Bandit.
Reynolds was massively successful, but lived an extravagant lifestyle that led to his divorce from Lori Anderson (married 1988-1993). He also declared bankruptcy in 1996.
Hollywood Life reported the news of Reynolds’ passing earlier today (Sept. 6).