It's a tragic loss for Hollywood, as popular actor and legend Burt Reynolds passed away on September 6. He was 82. As per reports, the reason for his death is attributed to cardiopulmonary arrest. The actor had breathed his last at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, as per a statement given by his manager to The Hollywood Reporter. Many movie fans, familiar with his work in the '70s, are mourning his loss on social media, including his co-stars.
Burt Reynolds was quite the mainstream hero in the '70s era thanks to his lead roles in film like Deliverance, The Cannonball Run, Smokey and the Bandit, The Longest Yard etc. He was considered the highest grossing actor among his peers in this era. Though his popularity saw a decline in the later years, the actor grabbed an Oscar nomination in 1997 for his performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights. Burt played a porn film director in the film that also starred Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham and William H Macy.
Recently the actor received his praise playing a fading acting veteran in The Last Movie Star. He also had an important role in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming ensemble movie, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. It is not yet confirmed if he had completed his portions before his sad demise.
We will miss you, Burt Reynolds. Rest in Peace!