Burt Reynolds passed away at age 82 on Thursday, Sept. 6. During his college days, Reynolds was the roommate and teammate of Lee Corso, the popular ESPN College GameDay host. Following his death, an image of Reynolds and Corso from their college football days began making the rounds on social media.
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
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.
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.