Burt Reynolds passed today from a heart attack at age 82. Many remember him for his cinematic roles, while others remember him as a sportsman.
Either way, he will be sorely missed. See Twitter’s reaction below:
Complex on Twitter
RIP Burt Reynolds.
David Muir on Twitter
RIP Burt Reynolds. We'll celebrate his rich career tonight.
Dane Cook on Twitter
Sad to hear Burt Reynolds has died. Man.. I grew up watching Cannonball Run.. Smokey and the Bandit... Stroker Ace and so many others. He had a swagger and a charm that I really enjoyed. Boogie Nights is one of my fav films. #RIP
Zia Records on Twitter
So sad to hear about the passing of Burt Reynolds, hands down one of the baddest dudes ever to do the thing. RIP.
Patton Oswalt on Twitter
Burt Reynolds & Clint Eastwood were fired from GUNSMOKE & RAWHIDE at the same time. Burt was told he couldn't act and Clint his neck was too skinny. In the parking lot, Burt said to Clint, "I dunno what you're gonna do, but I'm gonna take acting lessons." #RIPBurtReynolds
Arnold on Twitter
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.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Twitter
Stroker Ace was born to race" Much respect to you Burt Reynolds. RIP
Sports Illustrated on Twitter
RIP Burt Reynolds
Sir Roger Moore (Legacy) on Twitter
Saddened to hear both Liz Fraser and Burt Reynolds, two of Roger's co-stars, have passed on to the great cutting room in the sky today.
Richard Marx on Twitter
I met Burt Reynolds once in a video store in the 90s before he did "Boogie Nights." He was by himself and no one seemed to notice him. I said, "I just want to thank you for many hours of entertainment." He smiled so big and shook my hand and said, "You made my day.
Craig Bro Dude on Twitter
Burt Reynolds had classics, plural, AND he was a mustache and chest hair icon. Salute.
NASCAR on NBC on Twitter
Farewell, Stroker Ace. Burt Reynolds has died at the age of 82, per an NBC News report. https://t.co/W3UVrxnqsz
Corbin Reiff on Twitter
Burt Reynolds showing up to the Pearly Gates like https://t.co/OMmievM9HL
Billy Dee Williams on Twitter
Burt Reynolds was a friend of mine, sad to hear of his passing.
Mick Foley on Twitter
I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Burt Reynolds - a true Hollywood legend. Just look at the smiles on our faces when I met Burt - he made me @RicFlairNatrBoy & @EBischoff feel like kids on Christmas morning! #RIPBurtReynolds
Larry Karaszewski on Twitter
One of a kind - R.I.P. Burt Reynolds.
Steve Harvey on Twitter
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.
David Mack on Twitter
burt reynolds had the best "archer" cameo
Dan Bell on Twitter
Burt Reynolds was the man, period. From Deliverance to Smokey to Boogie Nights, perfection. I will jump a bridge in his honor later this afternoon. RIP
The Iron Sheik on Twitter
BURT REYNOLDS YOU HAVE THE 2ND BEST MOUSTACHE ON EARTH AND I LOVE YOU FOREVER. GOD BLESS YOU
KevinSmith on Twitter
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.
Brad Meltzer on Twitter
Burt Reynolds dead!? The Bandit?!? One of the 1st real film superheroes: leaping in a Trans-Am, hanging with Captain Chaos, just for the #CannonballRun outtakes which I'd watch over and over with my Dad... And let's not forget Flash the dog. Drive safe, Bandit. #RIPBurtReynolds https://t.co/H8EG5qYdI2
Ricky Gervais on Twitter
RIP Burt Reynolds. Seems his whole career was tongue in cheek. Always warm and funny.
Samoa Joe on Twitter
You can be cool but you'll never be Burt Reynolds cool. RIP Bandit.
Matt Kiebus on Twitter
Live footage of Burt Reynolds walking into whatever gates he goddamn feels like https://t.co/itFZAuuo6Y
Tribeca on Twitter
If you hold on to things long enough, they get back in style. Like me." - Burt Reynolds #RIP
Richard Ray Rawlings on Twitter
I'm at a loss for words. Burt Reynolds was a childhood hero of mine and will be forever. His iconic roles in Cannonball Run, Hooper, Smokey and the Bandit and Stroker Ace helped make me the man I am today. The Bandit will live on forever, rest in peace Burt
Sub Pop Records on Twitter
When Heaven hears Burt Reynolds is coming: https://t.co/jkPRDMoNYu