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Burt Reynolds dies at 82

The acting icon passed away from a heart attack, per reports.

Burt Reynolds died of a heart attack on Thursday, according to multiple reports. He was 82 years old. 

According to TMZ, Reynolds passed away with his family by his side, and Hollywood Reporter notes that he died at a hospital in Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Florida. 

Reynolds was among the leading male actors in the 1970s and 80s, starring in Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit, Cannonball Run, and many others, including the 1983 motion picture The Man Who Loved Women, and the 1997 hit Boogie Nights.

Reynolds was married and divorced twice in his life. 

His second wife was Loni Anderson, an actress from St. Paul, Minnesota. They were married in 1988 and divorced in 1993, having adopted a child together, whom they named Quinton Anderson Reynolds. 

Reynold with his former wife, Loni Anderson, in 1991. 

Reynold with his former wife, Loni Anderson, in 1991. 

The only other tenuous connection between Minnesota and the movie star we can offer is that the St. Paul Saints currently have in their employ a star batter, named Burt Reynolds

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