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Stars Say Goodbye To Actor Burt Reynolds

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  • September 07, 2018

The country community shared sweet memories and their condolences for the iconic actor.


Both the film and music community are mourning the loss of iconic actor Burt Reynolds. Reynolds, known for his work in films such as “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “The Longest Yard” and “Smokey and the Bandit,” passed away at age 82, and was celebrated for his career on Twitter and Instagram Thursday, September 7.

Stars such as Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes and many more payed their respects via social media and shared fond memories of the actor.

Reynolds and Parton starred together in the 1982 comedy “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” and the country singer shared a sweet antidote of their friendship on social media. On Instagram, Parton said, “Oh how sad I am today along with Burt‘s millions of fans around the world as we mourn one of our favorite leading men. I know we will always remember his funny laugh, that mischievous sparkle in his eyes, and his quirky sense of humor. You will always be my favorite sheriff, rest in peace my little buddy and I will always love you.”

McEntire also starred opposite of Reynolds  in the 1993 made-for-television movie “The Man From Left Field.”

“My good friend has started a new journey. Rest in my peace my friend. I’ll never forget the wonderful times we spent together. #BurtReynolds.”

Rimes wrote a sweet message to Reynolds on social media saying, “Goodbye for now my friend! You were truly one of a kind. Working with you on “Reel Love” and getting to call you “Dad” is a time I will cherish forever. Til we meet again…”

Randy Travis said, “I loved working with Burt! As an entertainer, there wasn’t any better. As a friend, he made me better. We are all blessed to have shared the life and the love of Burt Reynolds. See you ’round the bend, my friend.” 

Blake Shelton wrote, “Extremely sad to hear about the passing of Burt Reynolds.. Possibly my favorite personality of all time. Thoughts and prayers to his friends and family.”

Rest in peace Burt Reynolds.

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