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Burt Reynolds dead at age 82

The legendary star of the silver screen has died.

Burt Reynolds
Credit: The Movie Partnership

Legendary Hollywood actor Burt Reynolds has died at the age of 82 it has been confirmed.

Reports are saying that the Oscar-nominated actor passed away in Florida following a heart attack. He died with his family around him in hospital

Reynolds underwent heart bypass surgery in 2010. He is survived by his son Quinton.

Best-known for his breakthrough role in Deliverance, released in 1972, Reynolds went on to star in Smokey and the Bandit, Boogie Nights and The Cannonball Run. He picked up an Oscar nomination for his role as porn film director Jack Horner in 1997’s Boogie Nights opposite Mark Wahlberg.

Tributes have been flooding in for the actor on Twitter. See a selection of them below:

Our thoughts go out to Burt’s family at this difficult time.

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