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Legendary ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ Actor Dead at 82

Burt Reynolds, movie star known for films such as ‘Smokey And The Bandit’ and ‘Boogie Nights’, has died at the age of 82, according to reports.

Reynolds died of a heart attack in Florida, TMZ reported: Burt was transported a Florida hospital after going into cardiac arrest. His family was by his side when he passed.

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BREAKING: Burt Reynolds Dead at 82

His breakout film role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance (1972). Reynolds played the leading role in a number of box office hits, such as The Longest Yard (1974), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Semi-Tough (1977), Hooper (1978), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), The Cannonball Run (1981) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982).

After a few box office failures, Reynolds returned to television, starring in the sitcom Evening Shade (1990–1994). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Boogie Nights (1997).



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