Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Other Celebs Pay Tribute To Burt Reynolds
Dolly Parton, Sally Field and other celebrities paid tribute Thursday to legendary actor Burt Reynolds, who died at age 82.
“Oh how sad I am today along with Burt’s millions of fans around the world as we mourn one of our favorite leading men,” Parton tweeted. “I know we will always remember his funny laugh, that mischievous sparkle in his eyes, and his quirky sense of humor. You will always be my favorite sheriff, rest in peace my little buddy. I will always love you, Dolly.”
Parton and Reynolds starred in the 1982 film “The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas.”
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) September 6, 2018
“There are times in your life that are so indelible, they never fade away,” Field said in a statement. “They stay alive, even forty years later. My years with Burt never leave my mind. He will be in my history and my heart, for as long as I live. Rest, Buddy.”
“As THE movie star of my childhood, the Bandit stole our hearts for decades,” wrote Kevin Smith. 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. Hate to see him go.”
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. Hate to see him go… https://t.co/jaMZjJA4e8
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) September 6, 2018
“Rest in peace to a legend and a friend,” tweeted Mark Wahlberg.
— Mark Wahlberg (@markwahlberg) September 6, 2018
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I owe my career, at least in part, to the great Burt Reynolds. Heartbroken to learn of his passing. He was one of a kind. A fun loving, charismatic talent who did many good deeds quietly, without personal expectation but rather out of the kindness of his extraordinary heart. RIP
— Michael Chiklis (@MichaelChiklis) September 6, 2018
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 was a friend of mine, sad to hear of his passing.
— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) September 6, 2018
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. pic.twitter.com/nuuFWMSnJg
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) September 6, 2018
RIP to another legend. Grew up with my parents, my brothers and a worn out VHS copy of Cannon Ball Run, watched Deliverance on my first date with my wife (don’t ask) & revisit Boogie Nights every few months to marvel at his performance. A very great loss. https://t.co/rmwoCHJcNM
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) September 6, 2018
I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Burt Reynolds. He was one of my heroes. God bless.#BurtReynolds
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) September 6, 2018