‘Deliverance,’ ‘Boogie Nights’ star Burt Reynolds dies at 82

07 September 2018, 10:57 AM
‘Deliverance,’ ‘Boogie Nights’ star Burt Reynolds dies at 82 (Photo- Twitter)
‘Deliverance,’ ‘Boogie Nights’ star Burt Reynolds dies at 82 (Photo- Twitter)

Veteran Hollywood movie star Burt Reynold, best known for his roles in ‘Deliverance’ and ‘Boogie Nights, ‘died on Thursday at the age of 82, his family announced.

Reynolds, the mustachioed megastar of 1970s cinema who won acclaim in ‘Deliverance’ and a host of awards for ‘Boogie Nights’, reportedly suffered heart attack and died at the Jupiter Medical Centre hospital in Florida, his manager Erick Kritzer said.

Reynolds, whose career spanned six decades, earned Golden Globe, Oscar nomination and several critics’ awards when he portrayed porn director Jack Horner in 1997 film ‘Boogie Nights’.

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Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the film remained the No. 1 box office attraction for a stretch of five years during the late 1970s.

His hit films like ‘Smokey and Pandit’, ‘Starting Over’, and ‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ earned him a ‘box office gold’ star during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Following the news of his demised, tributes from across industry poured in on social media for the late star.

First Published: Friday, September 07, 2018 10:06 AM
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