Burt Reynolds has died aged 82. The legendary actor died of a heart attack in a hospital in Florida on Thursday morning. According to report, his family were by his side when he passed away. Reynolds went into cardiac arrest at home, and was transferred to hospital, where he died. report
The actor survived by his son Quinton, was best known for his roles in Smokey and the Bandit, The Longest Yard and Boogie Nights – for which he was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
He won the Golden Globe for his role as Jack Horner in the 1997 film, as well as numerous critics awards. He was also an accomplished star on the small screen, appearing in TV shows including Gunsmoke, Dan August and Evening Shade. Reynolds had been cast as George Spahn in the Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, due out next July; it is unclear whether his part has been filmed yet.
Burt adopted a son with Loni before their messy split (Picture: Kypros/Getty Images) Other than this, his final role was in Shadow Fighter, while in the last number of years he appeared in The Last Movie Star and Miami Love Affair. In 1978, Reynolds received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Reynolds was married to Judy Carne from 1963 until 1965, and to Loni Anderson from 1988 to 1993.
He adopted his son Quinton with Loni. Reynolds’ split from Anderson was notoriously nasty, with Loni accusing him of violence and Reynolds accusing his wife of drug use and cheating. Reynolds eventually paid her $234,794.13 in the divorce. MORE: SHOWBIZ Katie Price accuses exes of ‘trying to destroy her’ as she misses kids’ school return In the 70s, Reynolds had relationships with Sally Field and Dinah Shore.
Reynolds had suffered a number of health problems over the years, developing an addiction in the 80s to painkillers he was prescribed after being struck in the face with a metal chair during the filming of City Heat. Back in 2010, he underwent a quintuple heart bypass, and the year before, he underwent back surgery.