The legendary actor, director, and producer Burt Reynolds just passed away today at the age of 82.
The Hollywood Reporter just broke the news this afternoon, announcing that Reynolds passed away Thursday morning at the Jupiter Medical hospital in the state of Florida.
Though the publication didn't give the cause of death, a report by The Daily Mail says that the cultural icon died because of a heart attack. We'll still have to wait for a confirmation, however, the Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit, Boogie Nights and In the Name of the King star has had heart problems before, undergoing heart surgery back in 2010.
For those who aren't familiar with the actor, Reynolds was one of Hollywood's A-listers back in the late 1970s. The actor was nominated for his role as the porn director Jack Horner in Boogie Nights, and though he didn't win the award, he did receive a lot of attention from the role. He also won a Golden Globe for the film.
Reynolds starred in a lot of fun action films, doing his own stunts in what are often described as playful and frivolous "good-ol'-boy roles."
Reynolds was working on Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time in Hollywood before he passed away. We're yet to know how much of his part he completed, though we're hoping that the Hollywood legend finished shooting all of his scenes in the film starring together with Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is slated for release sometime in 2019.