Tributes Pour In For Actor Burt Reynolds Who Died At 82

Actor and sex symbol Burt Reynolds who had a six decade career in Hollywood died at 82 in Florida on Thursday. The actor’s Hollywood friends and co-stars are paying tribute to him. Reynolds was responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic movies. He got his big break in the TV show ‘Gunsmoke’ from 1962 to 1965. He played detective ‘Dan August’ from 1970 to 71. He made the classic football movie ‘The Longest Yard’ in 1974, doing all of his own stunts in the movie. He was a high school and college football standout prior to starting his movie career.

He produced and directed and starred in ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ in 1980. His co-star Sally Field, became his off screen girlfriend for five years. The Oscar winner paid tribute to her former boyfriend, “
There are times in your life that are so indelible, they never fade away. They stay alive even 40 years later. My years with Burt never leave my mind. He will be in my history and my heart for as long as I live. Rest Buddy.” Reynolds said of Field, “She was the love of my life.”

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Dolly Parton starred with Reynolds in the 1982 film “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.’ Parton said, “Oh how sad I am today along with Burt’s millions of fans around the world as we mourn one of our favorite leading men. I know we will always remember his funny laugh, that mischievous sparkle in his eyes, and his quirky sense of humor. You will always be my favorite sheriff, rest in peace my little buddy, I will always love you.” Actor Anthony Hopkins said “You will be missed.” Reynolds died at a Jupiter, Florida hospital of cardiac arrest. He is survived by his son Quinton Reynolds,30, who he adopted with his ex-wife actress Loni Anderson.

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