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While THR didn't include a cause of death, The Daily Mail reports that Reynolds died of a heart attack. The 82-year-old was surrounded by family after being rushed to the hospital after going into cardiac arrest.

His lone Oscar nomination came in 1998, in the best supporting actor category, for his portrayal of pornographic film producer Jack Horner in the film "Boogie Nights".

Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. was born in Waycross, Ga., and attended Florida State U. for two years on a football scholarship. "I was interested in having a good time", Reynolds said in his 2015 memoir, "But Enough About Me" about his career. He underwent quintuple heart bypass surgery in 2010 and was hospitalized in intensive care in 2013 with the flu.

When injuries derailed his promising athletic career, Reynolds turned to acting.

Prior to his successful late '70s and early '80s run at the box office, Reynolds was a TV star, appearing in shows like "Riverboat", "Hawk" and "Dan August".

He followed that up with a series of hits in the 1970s and 80s including "The Longest Yard", "Smokey and the Bandit", "The Cannonball Run" and the "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas".

Reynolds was now filming a role in Quentin Tarantino's film about the Charles Manson murders, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.

At Palm Beach Junior College one of his English teachers Watson B. Duncan III pressed Reynolds to take a role in one of the college's drama productions and Reynolds later won the Florida State Drama Award for his performance.

Reynolds was also known for roles in popular films like "The Longest Yard" and "Deliverance".

"If I had to put only one of my movies in a time capsule, it would be 'Deliverance, '" Reynolds also wrote about the 1972 hillbilly thriller. Reynolds eventually paid her $234,794.13 in the divorce.


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