Hollywood actor Burt Reynolds passes away at 82

Hollywood actor Burt Reynolds | Reuters

Veteran Hollywood actor Burt Reynolds died on Thursday after suffering a heart attack in Florida.

The charming actor was one of Hollywood's favourites as he starred in film like Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit in the 1970s and '80s.

The 82-year-old star has played several roles in TV shows such as Dan August and Gun Smoke. One of the major highlights in his career was receiving an Oscar nomination for his 1997 film Boogie Nights.

He was set to appear next in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, along with Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino.