Burt Reynolds, the charismatic star of such films as Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit who set out to have as much fun as possible on and off the screen — and wildly succeeded — has died. He was 82.
One of Hollywood’s biggest stars during the 1970s and early 1980s, Reynolds, who once turned down the role of James Bond, was known as much for his comedy chops as he was for his high-profile celebrity romances.
The cause of death was cardiopulmonary arrest.
Reynolds leaves behind a son, Quinton, 30, with ex-wife Loni Anderson.