BURT Reynolds, an icon of 1970s Hollywood, has died at the age of 82.
Reynolds’ manager, Erik Kritzer, confirmed the star’s death to The Hollywood Reporter, saying he passed away this morning at Jupiter Medical in Florida from a reported heart attack.
The actor, who has nearly 200 film and TV credits, also starred in multiple successful films including 1974’s The Longest Yard, 1977’s Smokey And The Bandit, 1996’s Striptease and 1997’s Boogie Nights, the latter of which earned him an Oscar nomination.
Reynolds spent nearly five years as the No 1 box office attraction in America in the 1970s.
While he was known for many big roles he is almost as well-known for the role he turned down, including Harrison Ford’s Star Wars role of Hans Solo, Richard Gere’s role in Pretty Woman, James Bond in the 007 movies, Bruce Willis’ role in Die Hard, and Jack Nicholson’s roles in both Terms of Endearment and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest…