One Of The Most Famous Actors On The Planet Has Died. Here’s What We Know

David Hookstead | Reporter

Burt Reynolds died Thursday at the age of 82, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

He died in a Florida hospital after going into cardiac arrest, according to US Magazine.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 22: Actor Burt Reynolds speaks during a Q&A session at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Last Movie Star" at the Egyptian Theatre on March 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 22: Actor Burt Reynolds speaks during a Q&A session at the Los Angeles premiere of “The Last Movie Star” at the Egyptian Theatre on March 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

The star of “Smokey and the Bandit” was one of the most successful actors of the past century, and his list of hits is incredibly impressive. He played starring roles in big-name pictures such as “Deliverance” and “Boogie Nights,” and he was slated to appear in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 08: Actor Burt Reynolds accepts award onstage during Spike TV's Guys Choice 2013 at Sony Pictures Studios on June 8, 2013 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Spike TV)

CULVER CITY, CA – JUNE 08: Actor Burt Reynolds accepts award onstage during Spike TV’s Guys Choice 2013 at Sony Pictures Studios on June 8, 2013 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Spike TV)

According to the Hollywood Reporter, he was the top-grossing star person in the film industry from 1978 through 1982. There’s no question that he will be deeply missed, and the massive legacy he left behind won’t be forgotten.

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