Hollywood mourns Burt Reynolds, as tributes pour in from across the world
A flood of tributes pour in from Hollywood and the celeb world on social media, paying respects to the 'Smoky and the Bandit' star who died at the age of 82 on Thursday morning.
Celebrities are taking to social media to mourn the passing of screen legend and 70s sex symbol Burt Reynolds, who died at the age of 82 from a heart attack in Florida on Thursday morning.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was one of the first to comment, calling Reynolds one of his “heroes.” “He was a trailblazer,” he tweeted.
Kate Hudson shared a photo of her and her mother, Goldie Hawn, with Reynolds. She captioned the old black and white shot with a broken heart emoji. Meanwhile, Mark Wahlberg posted a shot of Reynolds and himself from the sets of 'Boogie Nights', captioning the post with "Rest in peace to a legend and a friend." Fans will remember that Reynold was nominated for an Oscar in 1997 for the best supporting actor for his role as porn director Jack Horner in 'Boogie Knights'.
An unlikely tribute came from WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley, who shared a picture of Ric Flair, Eric Bischoff and himself with Reynolds, and said meeting him "made it feel like Christmas morning."
Scroll down to see the flood of tributes that are pouring in from celebrities from Hollywood and elsewhere as the world mourns the loss of a true icon of the silver screen.
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
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 pic.twitter.com/8z83j4HaY3— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) September 6, 2018
R.I.P. Burt Reynolds, underrated as a dramatic actor (Deliverance), underrated as a director (Sharkey's Machine), but also a rare movie star that seemed to be just having an absolute ball onscreen. Nobody broke frame with a bigger gleam in his eye. "Just watch ol' Bandit run." pic.twitter.com/L4NlRyqahb— edgarwright (@edgarwright) 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
Sad to hear of the passing of legend, Burt Reynolds.— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) September 6, 2018
RIP Burt Reynolds. Seems his whole career was tongue in cheek. Always warm and funny.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 6, 2018
So very sad to hear of the passing of a #legend #burtreynolds He was 82 and leaves a legacy of terrific movies. When we interviewed him, he was the essence of #hollywood #royalty He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/vvr1zVnFaG— Al Roker (@alroker) September 6, 2018
If you think we didn't try to get several young modern-day stars to recreate this when I was at Cosmo, you'd be dead wrong. RIP Burt Reynolds! pic.twitter.com/DK09gqhbOt— Michelle Ruiz (@michelleruiz) September 6, 2018
“Stroker Ace was born to race”— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) September 6, 2018
Much respect to you Burt Reynolds. RIP pic.twitter.com/w8FlIShmIR
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— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 6, 2018
America’s overwhelming horniness for Burt Reynolds in the 70s and 80s was responsible for one of most iconic endings in Golden Girls history. pic.twitter.com/eKYL9EY28i— bobby finger (@bobbyfinger) September 6, 2018
The best “bad” movies of my childhood had Burt Reynolds in them and I loved so many of his “bad” movies. Was a particular sucker for the slapstick of Reynolds and Dom DeLuise together. RIP Burt https://t.co/SeVmeDLueO— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) September 6, 2018