Actor Burt Reynolds is dead at age 82. It was announced on Thursday, Sept. 6 that the Boogie Nights actor passed away from a heart attack. His family was reportedly at his side when he passed. TMZ was first to report the news.
The report states:
Burt Reynolds died of a heart attack Thursday morning at a hospital in Florida, according to multiple reports. Reynold was 82. Burt was transported a Florida hospital after going into cardiac arrest. His family was by his side when he passed.
Reynolds was a member of the Florida State football program during his collegiate career, before suffering a knee injury as a sophomore that forced him to call it quits. During his time at Florida State, Reynolds was a roommate of ESPN College GameDay host Lee Corso.
RIP to Burt Reynolds, a man who became so much more than Lee Corso’s roommate. Here the two are on the 1956 Florida State football team. pic.twitter.com/7UGDe9VeUl
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 6, 2018
In his memoir, Reynolds discussed his life in the spotlight.
“I always wanted to experience everything and go down swinging,” he wrote. “Well, so far, so good. I know I’m old, but I feel young. And there’s one thing they can never take away: Nobody had more fun than I did.”
Reynolds is survived by his son, Quinton Anderson Reynolds.
Reynolds, who underwent heart surgery in 2010, was filming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio. His film, Defining Moments, is set to release in December 2018.
Reynolds was born February 11, 1936 in Lansing, Michigan. His first taste of stardom came in the television series Gunsmoke and Dan August.