Actor Burt Reynolds died of a cardiac arrest in a Florida hospital on Thursday, his rep confirmed to Us Weekly magazine. He was 82.

According to WENN.com, Reynolds underwent heart surgery in 2010 and he suffered from heart problems in his declining years.

Reynolds was one of the biggest film stars in the 1970s and early 1980s, thanks to a string of movie hits, including Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit, and The Cannonball Run.

Reynolds was born Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. on February 11, 1936 in Lansing, Michigan.

He first rose to prominence starring in television series such as Gunsmoke (1962–1965) and Dan August (1970–1971).

After his breakout movie role in Deliverance (1972), he became one of Hollywood's most endearing sex symbols.

Reynolds wined and dined a plethora of Hollywood starlets before settling down with actress Judy Carne from 1963 to 1965. He next dated actress Sally Field from 1977 to 1982 before trying marriage with actress Loni Anderson from 1988 to 1993. He and Anderson adopted a son named Quinton.

Reynolds enjoyed a career resurgence in the mid-1990s thanks to roles in Striptease and Boogie Nights, which earned him an Oscar nomination.

He was involved in Quentin Tarantino's new movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood at the time of his death.

Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images

  • Trace da Ace

    RIP Burt.....

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    RIP Mr. Reynolds

  • Phillybruh

    RIP

  • datjerk

    This is my mama's white bae. Shes gonna feel some kinda way when she finds out. RIP tho.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Oh wow. All the old school folks are going out of here. RIP.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    This man LIVED full life.
    Pray he is with the Father.
    (Don't @ me)

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    RIP...used to love Smokey and the Bandit!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    OMG!! I swear I was just reading this story and came here after. You quick on the draw today Sandy Mae.

  • Dee

    Beautiful man. Rest in peace sweetie ???

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Darn! When I was little, I thought that him and Tom Selleck were the same person. Well Burt lived a long life.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Not Burt. RIP.

    *They gonna show out at the Florida State game on Sat. for him. His lifelong love. Biggest 'Noles fan that ever breathed.

  • Nik

    RIP Mr. Reynolds. I loved you in Cannonball Run. You're now heaven's A-list actor.

  • Meme

    He was gorgeous in his hay day I loved Sharkeys machine

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    RIP Mr. Reynolds

  • Coy little wink

    I had a crush on him as little girl thanks to Smokey and the Bandit. RIP handsome...

  • Nik
  • Meme

    As the Irish say "hope he gets to heaven a good half hour before the devil knows he's dead" but on a serious note may he rest peacefully

  • Nik

    Me too!

  • sunni_daze

    RIP Burt

  • dru and neil

    Very handsome.

  • KiMi0414

    That was a fine white man ?

  • WutizstillHERE!

    RIP BERT!!!

  • FukkFolks2018

    When Burt used to ride that horse on the field at Florida State Homecoming and had his face painted like a Seminole Indian, full headdress, with no damn shirt on back in the 80s? All the damn YES. I was like 7-8 and I recall it lol.

  • Renee Bee

    Lordt! They done called home Bandit!
    I loved Smokey and the Bandit movies.
    Somebody better go check on his ex-wife Loni Anderson.
    (Yes I am a well seasoned Rose- aka OLD!)

  • Yardgirl

    RIP Burt

  • Miss Thang

    He's been looking embalmed for the last few years, so the funeral home won't have to do much work.

  • Miss Thang

    Tom Selleck was my mustache favorite :)

  • Renee Bee

    Gasp! (tightly clutches pearls)

  • Renee Bee

    So glad you did not put the naked Cosmo photo. But I still clicked. (hangs head)

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Too soon. ? Please forgive me Mr. Reynolds. My condolences to the family.

  • Li-Wright

    The first of 3's death? Anywho, I was reading his bio and it seems he was up for a lot of important film roles and he turned them down. Hans Solo? Die Hard? Pretty Woman? He turned all those roles down.

  • Applebootay

    My mother was in love with him...back in the 70s all the ladies was loving that thick stache..

  • Shira Harding-James

    Lived a long life

  • FukkFolks2018

    Burt was on a lot of pain killers for years. Decades. He did his own stunts....one of the most noted big actors to do so... and broke a lot of bones in the process. Excuse his embalmed state if possible. He was in pain

  • FukkFolks2018

    And Sally Field. She was crazy over him

  • Shira Harding-James

    I loved him!
    Sexy without even trying. And Loni just elegant and classy.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Burt was one handsome man back in his haydays...RIP Mr. Reynolds

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    I still remember his Cosmo centerfold. No, I wasn't fast just nosy.??

  • Renee Bee

    Yes, she was. I also loved her in WKRP in Cincinnati.

  • Nik

    If I saw that I'd be like LAWWWWWD, take me now!!!!!

  • Wreckognize Game

    Smokey and the Bandit was my favorite movies back in the day. Burt was my white Billy Dee. RIP Sir.

  • Renee Bee

    I loved her as a child because of the Flying Nun series. (She was a nun who actually flies) It was featured in Puerto Rico and grew up close by. But, my favorite movie with Sally Field is "Not Without My Daughter". About an Iranian doctor who wants to kidnap and keep his daughter in Iran.

  • Nik

    LMBO! Hold your head up, girl. It's THEEEE BURT REYNOLDS we are talking about here!!!! #yougetapass

  • Renee Bee

    I vote FASS! Lol.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Uh, I never knew that. I know that was sexy. You got a picture? Asking for a friend?

  • bemetoo

    we all gotta die someday

  • Quitedeliteful

    Unfortunately...

  • Renee Bee

    Ha!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Not long enuf. Ima live to 103 at least...

  • BrownIsBack

    I just choked on my Twix

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    My momma hid the magazine centerfold... she loved her some Burt Reynolds...dad would come home and be like "wheres ya mom"... me and big brother shrugged even tho we knew she was in the basement with my aunts giggling like a school girl smh...

  • Nik

    LOL!

  • Merkaba morris

    Another One Bites the Dust .. these entertainers are really getting on out the way they making room for the New Slaves , Frankly they do more damage than good and besides his face been dead .....now his body can finally be laid to rest .......

  • Nik

    I'll be right behind you with my raw juices and berries...and chicken wangs!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    RIP... i might have to watch Deliverance this weekend if it rains, per the forecast

  • Nik
  • Cheree Holloman Russell

    Burt Reynolds we was actually born in GA. His family moved to Michigan and eventually southern FL.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I been trying to be nice all week...just cause...but this rite here brought me to tears......

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/10b767a51674b551c9a67f20e0862bf4a9cec2c37fd33131ff51fe1652d5a8f6.gif

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Lordt! They done called home Bandit!
    ____________________________

    foolish, smh.... LMAO!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I loved him the Loni together!!! They were the perfect match a lil too perfect...the magazines would be all up in they business...I remember when people were upset that her divorce settlement was too big smh...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Same here my momma, grandmomma and aunties loved that white man!!!

  • Logan Roberts

    RIP Burt. You & Tom Selleck were my 1st white man crushes back in the day, very handsome men. Burt said Sally Fields was the one that got away.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Can we PLEASE get a post on Bobby Brown's sister going ham on his wife, Alicia in social media over the BET Biopic? and how she has even put it out there that if Bobby should die, they should look for Alicia. ...whew chile

  • Marlika

    RIP Bert. I was reading an article about him last year. Smokey and the Bandit was one of me and my mamas favorite movie to watch together when I was a kid.???

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ma'am, why for you called them wimins "termites" in that Elvin/Trader Joe post??????!!! i wept softly into my pillow.... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/adf60a6e2371eb61ed06e11e80488e695ce1b05aba500eece1116c5034cde3bf.gif

  • FukkFolks2018

    I shall look!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Kinda like this. Yesss

  • FukkFolks2018

    Termites???

  • FukkFolks2018

    Baby Leolah went smooth off

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    WTF????????????????

  • FukkFolks2018

    Sally in Steel Magnolias is my SHIT

  • Renee Bee

    That's such a cute story.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    I still think Tom looks good, has kept his weight and height as an elder ??

  • Renee Bee

    Remember that perfect helmet hair?

  • Renee Bee

    Hush nah!

  • hi-liter

    Best Little Whore House in Texas and Boogie Nights..... ICONIC!!!! *Joanne the Scammer voice*

  • the chosen one

    I'm not going to die but pass on to live. Right now and what we, as people, endure everyday is death. Trials, tribulations, sickness, etc. all of those are death within itself. I'm going to be like the Jeffersons and move on up to that deluxe apartment in the sky.

  • Quitedeliteful

    You got to have a few chicken wangs or life is not worth living! LOLLOLLOL!!!

  • the chosen one

    Yes, and so was Tom Selleck. I saw some pictures of John McCain from back in the day. He was handsome as well.

  • the chosen one

    LMFAO.

  • Rayne

    His mustache was everything to me.

  • Tamara Artis-Dawkins

    Oh wow love him and his movies and I so loved to hear him laugh!! RIP!!!

  • Kanyade

    RIP to Burt. Man, the end of an era with actors like him. My childhood, his films. I loved his friendship with Dom DeLuise. LOVED "All Dogs Go to Heaven".

  • Jennifer

    Aside from George Michael and Sean Connery, Burt was the most handsome white man EVER!

  • Nik
  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    In his book "But Enough About Me," he admitted he was born in Lansing, MI.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    I was fast.

  • C Mack

    Dang can this man get an RIP post!!!?

  • C Mack

    ?clearly

  • dontgetblocked

    Burt was the MAN! He was at his peak in Deliverance. He was also great in Boogie Nights. I may watch both movies this weekend.

  • Coy little wink

    Was he in the buck totally? Lordt

  • Tammie Reed

    Wow so sad, loved his Smokey and the Bandit movies! May he RIP.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Dang my azz. Calm down...this ain't the e-guest book at the funeral home! i said RIP!

  • Wreckognize Game

    Oh my. Giddyup cowboy ?
    Thank you. What a fine specimen

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    noooooooooooooo...don't do it girl. Folks are mourning

  • A D N

    lol...yes he was the man, the bandit for sure. I think Robert Redford, Elvis Presley, Brad Pitt, and Paul Newman were handsome men tool

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    is that the three Mr. Grim Reaper? Aretha, Mccain, and now Burt.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    You may have Googled it by now, but yeah. He's VERY hairy, laying on a (bear skinned) rug with his hand covering his D.

  • Miss Thang

    I understand that but he had REALLY BAD work done over the past 10 or so years. It would've been much better if he aged gracefully.

  • C Mack

    You’re asking about Bobby Brown’s family drama on this RIP post, and you didn’t say it lol.

    My point is that your attention span is alarming. There are plenty places online to read about BB but ppl on THIS POST were talking about Burt Reynolds.

  • A D N

    I was shocked to see how good looking he was. Wow!

  • dontgetblocked

    And Matthew McConaughey and Keanu Reeves/Matrix

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    C Mack! honey, please get off my beautiful and elongated penis. don't chastise me, when 14 comments down, people are sexualizing the deceased. LMAO! and what is alarming is you thinking you know anything about my attention span to be ALARMED about. Now you cute and all..but PLEASE. If this is your uncle burt, my condolences. i still want to read S.R. spin on Bobby's messy sister. THINKYOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

  • A D N

    YES! in that Lincoln commercial. Whew he looks good!

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    girl don't do it C Mack aint playing about his uncle today

  • C Mack

    You called me cute. We’re cool.??

  • A D N

    This is a decent post and picture of Burt. I'm surprised.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • KcoolMuziq
  • C Mack

    He’s one of my all time faves so I was excited to see ppl pay their respects??. Felt like he was being forgotten in his own tribute post so we could read more drama. I know Bobby’s a hot topic, so I get your point.

    Ppl saying he was handsome is one thing, but anyone speaking super sexually is outta pocket lol.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    go get'em Mack!!! i told them you not playing today

  • Alextra Ballard

    Yeah, from Magnum p.i. yew right!

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    ? @ you fessing up to being fast. I was too scary. My mother didn't play.

  • Miss Thang

    lord...lol

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    I was VERY afraid of the switch. ?

  • pecancandy

    Sybil had me shook....

  • pecancandy

    My my my

  • pecancandy

    Didn’t know he was an alum. My son went there.

  • dontgetblocked

    Girl....

  • Logan Roberts

    Yes. And I watch Tom every Friday on Blue Bloods. He has aged very well.

  • Logan Roberts

    Chile they had me hot, shaming a hard working black man at that. Lol. #heffas

  • hi-liter

    Le-O-La.....I knew someone by that name way way back ????

  • Connie

    Tom Selleck was not too shabby either.

  • Renee Bee

    (giggles)
    I guess Switch was my friend. I was always rolling my eyes, mumbling and breathing hard. (**WACK**)

  • Renee26

    The funeral directors won't have to use any makeup on that plastic face... He made sure he was casket ready before he went...

    Go on Burt wit your bad self... Party on in the afterlife

  • Renee26

    ?

  • FukkFolks2018

    Girl

  • Renee26

    Ooooooh... Chile they painted her out to be the best thing for him since sliced bread and Whitney was painted to be the worst...

  • Renee26

    besides his face been dead .....now his body can finally be laid to rest .......

    ? ? ?

  • the chosen one

    Girl, yes.
    He is still good looking now. Just put on some weight.

  • the chosen one

    You were on point.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Men do it. Do you know how many men were talking about Farrah Fawcett dead ass sexually when she died? IJS. They both were both known as 70s and 80s sexy icons. Fukk we supposed to say?

  • C Mack

    Rip.

  • Alana Sims

    Leo Dicaprio, paul neuman, sean connery, brad pitt, bradley cooper. And of course the late Paul Walker was the finest of the fine!!!! RIH hotties

  • FukkFolks2018

    Lord Best Lil Whore house is my movie!

  • FukkFolks2018

    I said it. Then moved on to he was sexy. Shit

  • C Mack

    Cool. I never called you out in the first place, but thanks for the explanation.

  • Dahl

    Aaaaw no...

  • Bonny

    RIP Sexy man

  • leapyearpisces

    May I put my vote in for Eric Braeden (Victor Newman-young and the restless), and Don Diamont (Brad-the bold and the beautiful).

  • Bonny

    Matthew McCaughHEY

  • leapyearpisces

    Now you know DAMN well OUR asses (and I am one of the top 5 offenders -I own it, LOL) got ADHD up in this bih!!!! Stop acking brand new. You KNOW we can't stay on task for shat!!!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOL. You and Burt better take these RIPs, and go sit in the corner somewhere while we talk about grown folks business. LOLOLOLOLOL. I am teasing you. :-). RIP, Burt.

  • Malcom Flex

    Meh.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    He use to be so good looking young. RIP to Burt.

  • imright

    why ? hes white.

  • C Mack

    Lol yeah maybe I was tripping a lil bit?????

  • leapyearpisces

    :-)....when in Rome......you BETTER become ROMAN...LOL....

  • leapyearpisces

    OMG..why am I just seeing your post? OMG! OMG! OMG!!!! I done LEGIT PISSED myself......you said if this is your UNCLE.....i am crying REAL TEARS!!!! I can't...I can't...I'm LOGGING off RAT NOW, and don't look for my font until 2020......you said you cute and all. ......dead..dead..AND DEADER...OMG...I will holla back on 01-01-20.....
    .

  • leapyearpisces

    Errrrryyyybody (females) are like we gonna get us ONE LAST VISUAL, NON-SEXUAL, NUUUUUTT off of Uncle Burt and his plastic face....BUT we got this ninja up in here who will GNAT let us be great. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. Like YOU said (well, not literally, LOL, but imma paraphrase, LOL) mofos knew Farrah passed of anal cancer, and STILL took them circa 1819 posters out of their hope chests, and were wacking off to her pics, but we women can't even say Uncle Burt was sexy with a side of Bobby Brown and Leola drama?????? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. I hate ALL of yall. I'm going to bed. LOLOLOLOL. #thismuthafuugginrosegardenLOL

  • Wayup!

    ??? . That Soft Fro!!!

  • Wayup!

    ??????? up?

  • Mark mcharm

    Lmao ????Burt Reynolds was an arrogant d..ck f him may he rip.lol

  • Mark mcharm

    Yeah she had about 2 hours then mj took her shine.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Geee-zuss!!!

  • Faithz

    RIP Mr Wonderful!!

  • cristalle1

    Rest in Peace. He was a noted champion for the Civil Rights movement in the 60s and 70s as well as a champion of Native American rights. I have many great memories watching some of his movies. This here was old Hollywood.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    LMAO! stupid

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    You are not old.

  • Renee Bee

    Hey Empress. Tell these knees and this digestive system that they are not old. Lol. Anyway, hope all is well with you and you are not in the path of this Hurricane. Blessings.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Lol thanks ?? I hope the same for you. I have been trying to stay in the house if not at work. They say that it could hit VA. I live in Maryland but VA is close.

  • Renee Bee

    Great. I am back in the Caribbean. We will be dealing with Isaac and Helene. Prayers up for all.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Yes I am praying for you as well (hugs).