Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds dies aged 82

Publish Date
Friday, 7 September 2018, 8:31AM
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Hollywood screen legend Burt Reynolds has died at the age of 82 from a heart attack.

The actor suffered cardiac arrest and died at Jupiter Medical in Florida on Thursday morning, surrounded by his family, manager Erik Kritzer told the Hollywood Reporter.

Reynolds was best known for his roles in 1972's Deliverance, 1977's Smokey and the Bandit, 1996's Striptease and 1997's Boogie Nights - the last of which earned him an Oscar nomination.

He was also filming Quentin Tarantino's new movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood alongside Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. The film is expected to hit theatres in 2019.

Reynolds had been battling health issues for some time.

This article was first published on Daily Mail and is republished here with permission.

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