“Smokey and the Bandit” Star Burt Reynolds Dead at 82


“Smokey and the Bandit” star Burt Reynolds passed away Thursday, according to reports. He was 82.

According to CNN, Reynolds who starred in classic movies such as “The Cannonball Run,” “Stroker Ace” and “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” died due to a heart attack.

TMZ reports that Burt suffered from heart problems for years and was taken to a Florida hospital following cardiac arrest. Burt was surrounded by family when he passed away.

Burt was married Judy Carne from 1963-1965, and Loni Anderson from 1988- 1993. He is survived by his one son, Quinton, with Anderson.

The actor started his career in television shows, “Gunsmoke” and “Dan August.” He later moved to film. His star rose after starring in the movie “Deliverance” in 1971. After starring in successful films throughout the ’70s and ’80s, he returned to television to star in “Evening Shade.” He was nominated for an Oscar in 1997 for his role in “Boogie Nights.”

After hearing of his passing, stars shared their condolences on social media.