One of the undeniable, enduring icons of Hollywood has passed on as we all lose Burt Reynolds at the age 82. Famous for such films as Smokey and the Bandit, Deliverance, The Longest Yard, and Boogie Nights, Reynolds has left behind a career and a legacy that will be revered for years and years to come.
Reynolds's life ended where it began, here in Florida, due to cardiac arrest. He is survived by his son Quinton, who was adopted by Reynolds when he was three days old.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Reynolds had a truly assured and steadfast perspective on life. They included this quote from his memoir, which beautifully sums up his legacy:
"I always wanted to experience everything and go down swinging. Well, so far, so good. I know I'm old, but I feel young. And there's one thing they can never take away: Nobody had more fun than I did."
Rest in peace, Mr. Reynolds. There won't ever be another like him.
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Burt Reynolds, the movie star who played it for grins, has died. The charismatic star of such films as 'Deliverance,' 'The Longest Yard' and 'Smokey and the Bandit' who set out to have as much fun as possible on and off the screen — and then wildly succeeded — died Thursday morning at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, according to his manager Erik Kritzer. He was 82. Story developing on THR.com. Photo: @gettyentertainment