Burt Reynolds dies at the age of 82

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FILE – In this March 15, 1978 file photo, actor Burt Reynolds polishes star that was unveiled in the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Reynolds, who starred in films including “Deliverance,” “Boogie Nights,” and the “Smokey and the Bandit” films, died at age 82, according to his agent. (AP Photo/file)

Multiple news sources confirm iconic actor Burt Reynolds has died at the age of 82. 

Those sources attribute the information to his long-time publicist.

The former college football standout was best known for his appearances in the movies, ‘Deliverance’, ‘Smokey and the Bandit’, and ‘Boogie Nights’.

The son of a Florida police chief, Reynolds played football for Florida State and roomed with Lee Corso who went on to become a well known college coach and sports commentator.

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