Hollywood Legend And Sex Symbol, Burt Reynolds Dies At 82
Oscar-Nominated Actor Burt Reynolds Dies At 82-Cause Of Death Revealed As Cardiac Arrest
- Actor Burt Reynolds died at 82.
- The Deliverance actor Burt Reynolds died on Thursday at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida.
- His longtime representative, Erik Kritzer announced his death news to The Hollywood Times on Thursday.
- He revealed the actor died due to the cardiopulmonary arrest.
Legendary Hollywood actor Burt Reynold has died. The Deliverance and Boogie Nights actor died on Thursday, 6th September at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida. He was 82.
The Oscar-nominated actor died of cardiopulmonary arrest, his longtime manager Erik Kritzer told The Hollywood Reporter. His family members and a caregiver were by his side at the time of his death.
Reynold's niece, Nancy Lee Hess said in a statement,
My uncle was not just a movie icon; he was a generous, passionate and sensitive man who was dedicated to his family, friends, fans and acting students.
He has had health issues, however, this was totally unexpected. He was tough. Anyone who breaks their tailbone on a river and finishes the movie is tough. And that's who he was. My uncle was looking forward to working with Quentin Tarantino and the amazing cast that was assembled.
Reynolds reached the acme of popularity following his role as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance. The actor who has around 200 films and television credits has worked in successful films including The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit, and Striptease.
Reynolds was battling health issues for last few years. He had undergone a heart bypass surgery in 2010 and in 2013, he was in IC in a Florida hospital for treatment of flu symptoms and dehydration.
Reynolds is survived by his son, Quinton Reynolds.