Actor Burt Reynolds died Sept. 6, 2018, reportedly from a heart attack. The Hollywood icon was gearing up to film Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood shortly before his death.
His niece told Variety in a statement, “He has had health issues, however, this was totally unexpected. He was tough.
Anyone who breaks their tail bone on a river and finishes the movie is tough. And that’s who he was.
After starring in several Westerns and appearing on television shows, including The Twilight Zone, early in his career, Reynolds’ first big breakout role was in 1972’s Deliverance.
The same year, he was a centerfold in Playgirl magazine. He scored another cinematic hit with 1974’s The Longest Yard , but it was 1977’s Smokey and the Bandit that made Reynolds a household name.
Though Reynolds left us at age 82, his mustache and bravado will endure on-screen forever.