- Burt Reynolds has died.
- The 82-year-old succumbed to a heart attack yesterday morning.
- Sally Field, Loni Anderson, and others paid tribute to him.
Burt Reynolds has been a mainstay in Hollywood for many years, but he succumbed to a heart attack yesterday at the age of 82. The outpouring of love and reflection started the minute the gravity of the news sunk in.
Sally Field, the one Burt called the love of his life, released a statement saying, “There are times in your life that are so indelible, they never fade away. They stay alive, even 40 years later. My years with Burt never leave my mind. He will be in my history and my heart, for as long as I live. Rest, Buddy.”
Meanwhile, Burt’s ex-wife, Loni Anderson, said that she and their son, Quinton, will miss him and “his great laugh.” She added, “He was a big part of my life for 12 years and Quinton’s father for 30 years.”
Here’s a look at what everyone else had to say about the legendary Burt Reynolds:
Burt Reynolds. True legend. Our hero. Funny as hell and a for-real badass. So many great movies. So many great stories. Such a great Dad. Will be missed by all. Deepest condolences to his family.— Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) September 6, 2018
Sad to hear of the passing of legend, Burt Reynolds.— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) September 6, 2018
Burt Reynolds & Clint Eastwood were fired from GUNSMOKE & RAWHIDE at the same time. Burt was told he couldn't act and Clint his neck was too skinny. In the parking lot, Burt said to Clint, "I dunno what you're gonna do, but I'm gonna take acting lessons." #RIPBurtReynolds— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 6, 2018
As a kid I must have seen Smokey and the Bandit 10 times in the theatre. Met Burt Reynolds a few years back... so glad I did. Deliverance, Boogie Nights... some great ones. RIP— Ralph Macchio (@ralphmacchio) September 6, 2018
Sad to hear Burt Reynolds has died. Man.. I grew up watching Cannonball Run.. Smokey and the Bandit... Stroker Ace and so many others. He had a swagger and a charm that I really enjoyed. Boogie Nights is one of my fav films. #RIP— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) September 6, 2018
RIP Burt Reynolds. Seems his whole career was tongue in cheek. Always warm and funny.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 6, 2018
Damn, R.I.P. Burt Reynolds— Freddie Prinze Jr (@RealFPJr) September 6, 2018
I owe my career, at least in part, to the great Burt Reynolds. Heartbroken to learn of his passing. He was one of a kind. A fun loving, charismatic talent who did many good deeds quietly, without personal expectation but rather out of the kindness of his extraordinary heart. RIP— Michael Chiklis (@MichaelChiklis) September 6, 2018
Burt Reynolds was a friend of mine, sad to hear of his passing.— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) September 6, 2018
I met Burt Reynolds once in a video store in the 90s before he did “Boogie Nights.” He was by himself and no one seemed to notice him. I said, “I just want to thank you for many hours of entertainment.” He smiled so big and shook my hand and said, “You made my day. Thank you.”— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) September 6, 2018
Worked with Burt Reynolds on a TV show once. He introduced himself by saying, "Hi, I'm Burt Reynolds. I used to be big in the 70's." How do you not love that?— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) September 6, 2018
Very sad to hearing about the passing of Burt Reynolds. He was a great actor, a philanthropist and a pioneer of the cool mustache. Thank you, Burt. You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/nuuFWMSnJg— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) September 6, 2018
Fair you well Burt Reynolds no one had more fun & made it fun for everybody else...Rest In Peace old friend. condolences to the family and everyone who loved him..❤️— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) September 6, 2018
Burt Reynolds was one of my heroes. He was a trailblazer. He showed the way to transition from being an athlete to being the highest paid actor, and he always inspired me. He also had a great sense of humor - check out his Tonight Show clips. My thoughts are with his family.— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) September 6, 2018
R.I.P Burt Reynolds . He was a friend of mine. R.I.P Judge, R.I.P Old Bear, R.I.P Innocence,— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) September 6, 2018
Remembering every member of the Mystery, Alaska cast and crew, what a lovely community that was, I hope you are all happy and busy .
Burt Reynolds was always full of life,funny and always kind. Darren Prince had Burt call me a couple of months ago just to light me up!! You will be missed my friend only love. RIP. HH— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) September 6, 2018
Burt Reynolds often told me how much he loved my father. One night at dinner, he admitted that in his early days he tried to imitate Brando, but later he figured that if he could just be as funny as Jack Cassidy, he might have broader appeal. What an understatement. RIP Burt.— Shaun Cassidy (@shaunpcassidy) September 7, 2018