So sad. Burt Reynolds has passed away at the age of 82, his agent, Todd Eisner, confirmed. The actor, known for his good looks and masterful performances, drew crowds with his impeccable performances in films, like his breakout role in 1972’s Deliverance, Boogie Nights, and Smokey and the Bandit over his 50-year-long career. The Georgia native’s family was by his side when he went through cardiac arrest at his home in Jupiter, Florida, and died on September 6.
The Hollywood icon and Oscar nominee (for Boogie Nights) was a master in front of the camera, conquering romance, drama, and even comedy at times. He transformed from heartthrob to tough guy over and over again, and eventually turned to directing. He was also known for his passionate philanthropy, founding the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theater in Florida. His last film was the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film about the Sharon Tate murder, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.