We have some sad news to report today. Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds has died today at the age of 82. According to the reports, he suffered a heart attack inside his home and was transported to a local hospital where he later died. His family was by his side when he passed.
As some of you may know, Reynolds had heart problems for years. He had major heart surgery back in 2010.
Reynolds was loved by most everyone in Hollywood. He received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal as a porn director in the 1997 classic Boogie Nights.
But for the most part, he wasn’t worried about awards or praise from critics. In his 2015 memoir Enough About Me, he talked about how he missed out on a lot of serious roles because he was only interested in having a good time…
“I didn’t open myself to new writers or risky parts because I wasn’t interested in challenging myself as an actor. I was interested in having a good time. As a result, I missed a lot of opportunities to show I could play serious roles. By the time I finally woke up and tried to get it right, nobody would give me a chance.”
But even with a few regrets, Reynolds still had an incredible career in Hollywood. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.[mashshare]