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Report: Actor Burt Reynolds has died at 82

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Actor Burt Reynolds has died at 82, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Burt Reynolds has died at the age of 82, Us Weekly can confirm exclusively.

A source tells Us the actor went into cardiac arrest at a hospital in Florida on Thursday, September 6. His family was by his side.

After starring in TV shows such as Gunsmoke and Dan August, Reynolds rose to fame in the ‘70s for his breakout role as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance. The actor, who has nearly 200 film and TV credits, also starred in multiple successful films including 1974’s The Longest Yard, 1977’s Smokey and the Bandit, 1996’s Striptease and 1997’s Boogie Nights, the latter of which earned him an Oscar nomination.

Reynolds is survived by his son.



Tyler Barker

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