Veteran American actor Burt Reynolds passed away at the age of 82 suffering a massive cardiac arrest on Thursday, September 6. He had been suffering from heart problems for years and breathed his last in the American state of Florida. The veteran actor has been featured in several television shows including 'Dan August' and 'Gun Smoke'. However, Reynolds is known significantly for his role in the film 'Boogie Nights' which released in 1997 which also got him Oscar nominations. Reynolds was a widely lauded actor and has received several prestigious awards in his career-span. He was an awardee of Emmy and Golden Globe awards for his role in 'Evening Shade'.
As per reports, 'The Longest Yard' star in his memoir titled 'But Enough About Me: A Memoir' had mentioned that he had always "wanted to experience everything" before his death. The actor started his career in Broadway shows before his Hollywood debut. He touched the heights of stardom from 1978 to 1982. In fact, recently, he was working on several films alongside Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. The sudden demise of the actor has left Hollywood in shock. Celebrities have mourned the death of the veteran actor. Hollywood celebrities took to social media to pay their respects to the actor.
Here's how Hollywood stars paid tribute to the veteran star:
Veteran Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Twitter to pay homage to his friend Reynold. In his Twitter post, he said that he was inspired by the actor, who was one of his heroes. "Burt Reynolds was one of my heroes. He was a trailblazer. He showed the way to transition from being an athlete to being the highest paid actor, and he always inspired me. He also had a great sense of humour - check out his Tonight Show clips. My thoughts are with his family." he wrote in his post.
Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone also expressed his grief over the sudden demise of Reynolds. He posted a picture with him on Instagram and remembered Reynolds saying that he reminded him that he should've cast him as Colonel Trautman in his film 'First Blood'. The actor captioned the quote saying, "A sad day, my friend BURT REYNOLDS Has passed away. I remember him back in 1979, he always reminded me that I should've cast him as Colonel Trautman in FIRST BLOOD, I said that's impossible because you're too expensive and too famous, and probably tougher than Rambo! He laughed, He had a great sense of humour and I enjoyed his company so much... RIP Buddy"
Moreover, 'Transformers' actor Mark Wahlberg also paid his respects to the late actor. In a Twitter post, he said, "Rest in peace to a legend and a friend. #BurtReynolds"
'This is 40' actress Lena Dunham too paid tribute to the veteran star and identified him as a "golden man". "Burt Reynolds, you are the glorious dictionary definition of a golden man. Thank you for spreading your glow." she wrote in her Twitter post.
Eminent actor-comedian Adam Sandler also extended his condolence to the family of Reynolds. The actor took to Twitter and wrote, "Burt Reynolds. True legend. Our hero. Funny as hell and a for-real badass. So many great movies. So many great stories. Such a great Dad. Will be missed by all. Deepest condolences to his family."
Reynolds who was married twice does not have any children of his own. He is survived by his adopted son Quinton, who was adopted by the actor when he was just three-day-old.
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