Movie icon Burt Reynolds has passed away at the age of 82.
US Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, and other have confirmed the beloved actor suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized in Florida earlier today. He passed away this morning, September 6, 2018. Reynolds underwent heart surgery in 2010.
Reynolds was known for his work in classic films such as Deliverance, Smokey and the Bandit, and The Longest Yard. Reynolds was currently filming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Leonardo DiCaprio. His film Defining Moments is scheduled to be released in December of this year.
Reynolds is survived by his son.
Before Hollywood stardom, Reynolds was a college football star. He roomed with Lee Corso while playing for Florida State. While in college Reynolds was bitten with the acting bug and used the Florida State Drama Award Scholarship to work in the Hyde Park Playhouse in Hyde Park, New York during the summers.
He began acting on television in the 1950s and had his first film debut in 1961 with Angel Baby. Over the next 50 years Reynolds would appear in more than 64 major motion pictures.
In an interview with Today from March of this year, Reynolds discusses one of his final films and the true love of his life.