Burt Reynolds Obituary
Born with the name Burton Leon Reynolds Jr., one of Hollywood's most popular leading men in the 1970s, Burt Reynolds, has passed away at the age of 82. Famously known for his leading role in films such as: “Deliverance,” “Smokey and the Bandit,” “The Longest Yard” and “Semi-Tough,” was pronounced dead in a hospital in Jupiter, Florida on September 6, 2018. Prior to his death, he was set to play a role in Quentin Tarantino's project film, ’Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’, but had not yet shot his scenes.
His macho man attitude and look secured him in his roles in various comedic and action films throughout the '70s and early '80s. His career in television was revisited when he produced his sitcom, ’Evening Shade’, which won him an Emmy. In 1976, Burt Reynolds made his director debut with the action film ’Gator’ and 1978's black comedy ’The End’.
More recently in the 2000s, he went on to work on various projects including 2005's remake of ’The Longest Yard’ starring Adam Sandler. Also in 2005, he played Boss Hogg in ’The Dukes of Hazzard’ film adaptation.
In September 2015, Burt Reynolds received the Richard “Diamond” Farnsworth Award by the Stuntmen’s Association of Motion Pictures.
Memorial candles can be lit and condolences can be left for Burt Reynolds, the American actor, director and producer.