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Hollywood Legend Burt Reynolds Dead At 82

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Burt Reynolds, the star of classic Hollywood films such as Deliverance and Smokey and the Bandit, has died.

Reynolds was 82.

US Magazine reports that Reynolds went into cardiac arrest at a Florida hospital on Thursday, September 6, and died with his family by his side.

Reynolds previously underwent heart surgery in 2010.

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His acting career began in the 1950s, but he never retired from Hollywood and is scheduled to appear in multiple films after his death.

He was currently filming Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood alongside Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, proving his career’s incredible staying power.

Despite his many memorable roles, Reynolds received just one Oscar nomination, for his role in 1997’s Boogie Nights.

But his most successful stretch came between 1978 and 1982, when he was Hollywood’s top-grossing star with hits like The Longest Yard.

“I didn't open myself to new writers or risky parts because I wasn't interested in challenging myself as an actor. I was interested in having a good time,” Reynolds wrote in his 2015 memoir But Enough About Me.

“As a result, I missed a lot of opportunities to show I could play serious roles. By the time I finally woke up and tried to get it right, nobody would give me a chance.”

Reynolds is survived by his son, Quinton, who he adopted with actress Loni Anderson.

Reynolds was married to actresses Judy Carne and Loni Anderson, but called ex-girlfriend Sally Field “the love of his life” in a 2015 Vanity Fair interview.

Rest in peace Burt Reynolds, we will miss you!

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