Hollywood actor Burt Reynolds dead at 82
The world is mourning the loss of Hollywood actor Burt Reynolds after it was confirmed he died on Thursday morning, aged 82.
His agent confirmed he died at the Jupiter Medical Center in Florida.
Reynold starred in blockbusters including Boogie Nights and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
His ability to transcend movie genres and self-mocking attitude made him a firm fan favourite.
His lofe affair with audiences spanned decades and fans have taken to social media to pay tribute to the actor.
Well-known Hollywood stars have also paid their respects to Reynolds with Arnold Schwarzenegger calling Reynolds one of his "heroes" and a "trailblazer." Actor Adam Sandler said Reynolds was a "true legend" and "badass."
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.— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) September 6, 2018
Burt Reynolds. True legend. Our hero. Funny as hell and a for-real badass. So many great movies. So many great stories. Such a great Dad. Will be missed by all. Deepest condolences to his family.— Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) September 6, 2018