Burt Reynolds has died at the age of 82, and fans, friends and his peers alike have been paying tribute to the iconic actor on social media.
Most famous for his roles in the likes of 'Deliverance', 'Smokey and the Bandit' and 'Boogie Nights', the Michigan-born actor's career stretched over six decades.
Having suffered from health problems in recent years, he died in a Florida hospital following a cardiac arrest yesterday.
See below for some of the tributes:
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
RIP Burt Reynolds. He was like no other. pic.twitter.com/hLQgctLVzp
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) September 7, 2018
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 7, 2018
RIP Burt Reynolds. Had the pleasure to audition for him for a movie ( I got the part but it never got made) and know him. He was super nice. Very funny. Had charisma off the charts. A real movie star.
Oh, well. Very sad.
— Jon Lovitz (@realjonlovitz) September 7, 2018
So sad to hear of #BurtReynolds passing, I had the pleasure of working with him. He made this awestruck kid feel so safe. Burt was so giving with his love and really took care of me. My condolences to his family, he will be missed #legend pic.twitter.com/ykbw2DFGc2
— Leah Remini (@LeahRemini) September 7, 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
Just bawled my eyes out watching the beautiful gem #TheLastMovieStar - in honor of the late, great #BurtReynolds. @AdamRifkin - you gave him such an amazing gift with this flick. The scene where he apologizes to Claudia is some of Burt’s career-best acting. See it on @itunes now! pic.twitter.com/dq8qKxoUD8
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) September 7, 2018
He was a great ambassador for FSU. Fantastic in Deliverance. Hilarious and charming in...too many to name. And the reason my favorite car of all time is the ‘78 Trans Am. I wanted (still do?) to be that cool. RIP Burt Reynolds. RIP Bandit. pic.twitter.com/4JLFi4u3IO
— patrick wilson (@patrickwilson73) September 7, 2018
Rip Burt Reynolds - old school movie star but also a great actor with underrated skill
Comedic dramatic charismatic
Give delieverence a - re watch - 4 brilliant actors
— John Cusack (@johncusack) September 7, 2018
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) September 6, 2018
Fair you well Burt Reynolds no one had more fun & made it fun for everybody else...Rest In Peace old friend. condolences to the family and everyone who loved him..âÂ?¤ï¸Â?
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) September 6, 2018
R.I.P Burt Reynolds . He was a friend of mine. R.I.P Judge, R.I.P Old Bear, R.I.P Innocence,
Remembering every member of the Mystery, Alaska cast and crew, what a lovely community that was, I hope you are all happy and busy .
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) September 6, 2018
— Anthony Hopkins (@AnthonyHopkins) September 6, 2018
God Bless and RIP to THE BANDIT. Burt Reynolds was a living legend on screen and a philanthropist off screen. Rest easy. pic.twitter.com/hRcga0oP9m
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) September 6, 2018
Burt Reynolds was the best, funniest super hero on this planet...He was a friend and I’ll miss him!! Nobody was better than him...dashing, charming and just so lovable!! pic.twitter.com/1TjNHF021D
— David Hasselhoff (@DavidHasselhoff) September 6, 2018
Burt Reynolds. True legend. Our hero. Funny as hell and a for-real badass. So many great movies. So many great stories. Such a great Dad. Will be missed by all. Deepest condolences to his family.
— Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) September 6, 2018
I finally got to work with one of my heroes in 2006. #BurtReynolds led a really fun cast in Spokane and we laughed all day, every day he was on the set. A wry humor and a warm heart defined this wonderful man. He will be sorely missed. #RIPBurtReynolds pic.twitter.com/6ShGb2w2a6
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 6, 2018
A sad day, my friend BURT REYNOLDS Has passed away. I remember him back in 1979, he always reminded me that I should’ve cast him as Colonel Trautman in FIRST BLOOD , I said that’s… https://t.co/zlAEfpAiaP
— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) September 6, 2018
— Mark Wahlberg (@markwahlberg) September 6, 2018
Met Burt Reynolds in 2010...a 20 mins chat turned into an afternoon talking about hurling.. he loved it.. and drinking tea.. some craic and a genuinely sound skin... pic.twitter.com/SbjRT5us1y
— DÃ¡ithÃ Ã“ SÃ© (@daithi_ose) September 7, 2018