Stars Remember Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds. Photo by REX/Shutterstock (56963e)

Burt Reynolds boogied till his last night.

The veteran actor, who made himself a household name through films such as Smokey and the Bandit, Boogie Nights, and Striptease, passed away on Thursday as a result of cardiac arrest.

Born in Michigan on 11 February 1936, the 82-year-old starred in 187 projects, and directed 14, including Evening Shade which he also created and for which he won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Comedy or Musical.

The news of Burt’s passing was met with messages of condolence from an array of celebrities.

His Smokey and the Bandit co-star — and ex-girlfriend of 5 years — Sally Field stated that Burt would be in her history and heart for as long as she lives.

Mile 22 star, Mark Wahlberg, referred to the late actor as a legend and a friend:

Former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, acknowledged the advice he had received:

Blade actor, Wesley Snipes, recalled the pair’s dinners and laughs:

Director of Baby Driver, Edgar Wright, recognised just how underrated Burt was:

And host of Family Feud, Steve Harvey, paid tribute to one of Burt’s greatest achievements — his moustache:

All dogs go to heaven, and we’re sure that Mr. Reynolds will be in good company.