Burt Reynolds, iconic actor from '70s and '80s, is dead at 82

Burt Reynolds dies at the age of 82

According to his publicist, legendary actor Burt Reynolds has died.

Mark Wahlberg paid tribute to his former Boogie Nights co-star.

Google labeled for reuse Burt Reynolds passed away Thursday afternoon after suffering a heart attack. That film, which details the Manson family and their reign of terror over Hollywood, is set to be premiere in 2019.

He is also known to have owned several custom-made sports cars, 150 horses, and an impressive toupee collection valued at $100,000. Reynolds starred in the film alongside future girlfriend Sally Field, playing Bo "Bandit" Darville, a charming outlaw tasked with transporting a tractor trailer filled with beer over state lines.

Despite a career of defining roles, Reynolds also turned down a number of what would become some of Hollywood's biggest parts.

Reynolds was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1998 for his role alongside Mark Wahlberg and Julianne Moore in "Boogie Nights".

Billy Dee Williams of Star Wars fame said, 'Burt Reynolds was a friend of mine, sad to hear of his passing'.

Part of the prize for that award was a scholarship to a NY theatre, the Hyde Park Playhouse; speaking many years later Reynolds credited those experiences, and Duncan's support, for launching his acting career.

Reynolds, known for "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Deliverance", among other major cinematic productions, is survived by his son, Quinton.

Reynolds re-emerged previous year for a personal movie "The Last Movie Star" which looked into the life of a faded movie star filled with regret and longing, an exaggerated version of the actor content to living a mostly quiet life in Jupiter, Florida.

The success of Smokey and the Bandit, though, had a bit of a surprisingly negative effect on Reynolds' career as an actor.

The prolific and iconic actor's career began on TV, starring in western shows such as Riverboat and Gunsmoke. And there's one thing they can never take away: "Nobody had more fun than I did".

Reynolds was twice married, first to Judy Carne for just two years from 1963 to 1965, and then to Loni Anderson, from 1988 to 1993.

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