Burt Reynolds passed today from a heart attack at age 82. Many remember him for his cinematic roles, while others remember him as a sportsman.
Either way, he will be sorely missed. See Twitter’s reaction below:
RIP Burt Reynolds.
RIP Burt Reynolds. We'll celebrate his rich career tonight.
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
So sad to hear about the passing of Burt Reynolds, hands down one of the baddest dudes ever to do the thing. RIP.
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
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.
Stroker Ace was born to race" Much respect to you Burt Reynolds. RIP
RIP Burt Reynolds
Saddened to hear both Liz Fraser and Burt Reynolds, two of Roger's co-stars, have passed on to the great cutting room in the sky today.
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.
Burt Reynolds had classics, plural, AND he was a mustache and chest hair icon. Salute.
Farewell, Stroker Ace. Burt Reynolds has died at the age of 82, per an NBC News report. https://t.co/W3UVrxnqsz
Burt Reynolds showing up to the Pearly Gates like https://t.co/OMmievM9HL
Burt Reynolds was a friend of mine, sad to hear of his passing.
I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Burt Reynolds - a true Hollywood legend. Just look at the smiles on our faces when I met Burt - he made me @RicFlairNatrBoy & @EBischoff feel like kids on Christmas morning! #RIPBurtReynolds
One of a kind - R.I.P. Burt Reynolds.
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.
burt reynolds had the best "archer" cameo
Burt Reynolds was the man, period. From Deliverance to Smokey to Boogie Nights, perfection. I will jump a bridge in his honor later this afternoon. RIP
BURT REYNOLDS YOU HAVE THE 2ND BEST MOUSTACHE ON EARTH AND I LOVE YOU FOREVER. GOD BLESS YOU
As THE movie star of my childhood, the Bandit stole our hearts for decades. I always loved how Burt Reynolds worked with his friends as often as he could and then showcased the fun of movie-making in the end credits of his flicks. He was true American icon.
Burt Reynolds dead!? The Bandit?!? One of the 1st real film superheroes: leaping in a Trans-Am, hanging with Captain Chaos, just for the #CannonballRun outtakes which I'd watch over and over with my Dad... And let's not forget Flash the dog. Drive safe, Bandit. #RIPBurtReynolds https://t.co/H8EG5qYdI2
RIP Burt Reynolds. Seems his whole career was tongue in cheek. Always warm and funny.
You can be cool but you'll never be Burt Reynolds cool. RIP Bandit.
Live footage of Burt Reynolds walking into whatever gates he goddamn feels like https://t.co/itFZAuuo6Y
If you hold on to things long enough, they get back in style. Like me." - Burt Reynolds #RIP
I'm at a loss for words. Burt Reynolds was a childhood hero of mine and will be forever. His iconic roles in Cannonball Run, Hooper, Smokey and the Bandit and Stroker Ace helped make me the man I am today. The Bandit will live on forever, rest in peace Burt
When Heaven hears Burt Reynolds is coming: https://t.co/jkPRDMoNYu