NEW YORK, United States of America
Legendary actor Burt Reynolds died of a heart attack aged 82 in a hospital in Florida on Thursday morning.
He shock the entertainment industry in his best known movies the Smokey and the Bandit, The Longest Yard and Boogie Nights for which he was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
He has also won the Golden Globe for his role as Jack Horner in the 1997 film, as well as numerous critics awards.
He was also an accomplished star on the small screen, appearing in TV shows including Gunsmoke, Dan August and Evening Shade.
Reynolds had been cast as George Spahn in the Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,
due out next July; it is unclear whether his part has been filmed yet.
Other than this, his final role was in Shadow Fighter, while in the last number of years he appeared in The Last Movie Star and Miami Love Affair.
In 1978, Reynolds received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.