Burt Reynolds Passes Away At Age 82

In Florida hospital

Patrick Gentry
September 06, 2018 - 3:26 pm

Burt Reynolds always had a good time. 

Whether cruising eastbound and down in Smoky and the Bandit, sneering in Deliverance, or coolly smoking a cigar in Boogie Nights, the former college running back never let you forget he was the coolest guy in the room. 

The top-grossing star every year from 1978 through 1982, Reynolds was beloved for his care-free, good-ole-boy style. He was just as comfortable in serious roles as he was goofing around, and he was equally well known off-screen for his high-profile relationships with the top actresses of the era, including romances with Sally Field and Farrah Fawcett.  

His most famous roles include the films Deliverance, Smoky and the Bandit, The Longest Yard, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Starting over.

In the final pages of his memoir, Renolds said he always wanted to experience everything life had to offer and "to go down swinging."

"Nobody," Reynolds said, "had more fun than me." 

He was 82 years old.


Evan Smith contributed to this story.

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