Actor, Burt Reynolds, has died of a heart attack at 82.

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    'Burt Reynolds, the mustachioed megastar who first strutted on screen more than half a century ago, died Thursday, according to his agent Todd Eisner.

    He was 82.

    The Georgia native, whose easy-going charms and handsome looks drew prominent roles in films such as "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Boogie Nights," suffered a cardiac arrest, Eisner said.
    An iconic Hollywood sex symbol in front of the camera, Reynolds also tried his directorial hand behind it, and later earned a reputation for philanthropy after founding the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre in his home state of Florida.

    His roles over the years ranged and pivoted from Southern heartthrob to tough guy to comedy, notably for his role as Rep. David Dilbeck in the 1996 film "Striptease," which flopped at the box office but earned him widespread praise for his comedic prowess.
    But it was John Boorman's 1972 thriller "Deliverance," which cast Reynolds as outdoorsman Lewis Medlock, that is widely credited for launching his early career.'


    Burt Reynolds, "Smokey and the Bandit" star, dead at 82 - CNN


    Hey, when I go...a heart attack sounds a hell of a lot better then a stroke, cancer and umpteen other illnesses/attacks that can drag on for weeks/months/years.

    He - through his movies - will never be forgotten.

    I personally loved his laugh and thought he was an underrated actor.

    Rest In Peace
     
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    Ah man, Burt was cool. RIP
     
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    I remember when he was a naked centerfold in Cosmo.

    Bye Burt. You were one of the greats.
     
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    Definitely one of the greats.
     

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