Actor Burt Reynolds has died at age 82

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As news of the star's death broke, fans took to Twitter to express the grief for Reynolds' death.

Smith's most memorable Reynolds reference was in Mallrats, when T.S. and Brodie talk with Alyssa Jones about a party during which Alyssa had sex with Clerks baddie Rick Derris on a pool table, while Rick and Alyssa were dressed as Smokey and The Bandit.

Burt Reynolds helped promote the auction of the promo auto, which came with a batch of memorabilia.

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Best known in the automotive world for his role in the 1977 movie "Smokey and the Bandit", Reynolds was an instant icon associated with a black Pontiac Trans Am with a gold decal on its hood-the infamous "screaming chicken".

Reynolds was also known for roles in popular films like "The Longest Yard" and "Deliverance".

Reynolds died at the Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, his manager told The Hollywood Reporter.

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Years later, with a mustache gone gray, he suffered from health issues that included open heart surgery. However, it wasn't until Deliverance (1972) that Reynolds made his mark as one of Hollywood's most prominent leading men. While Reynolds ended up losing the award to Good Will Hunting's Robin Williams, he did take home a Golden Globe. His later years were a mix of smaller roles in films and a return to guest shots on TV series, some such as animated spy spoof Archer playing on Reynolds' own past glories.

The actor played porn director Jack Horner in the Paul Thomas Anderson film, though he later famously claimed to "hate" Anderson, and said he never watched "Boogie Nights" all the way through.

The star had undergone a quintuple heart bypass in February 2010 but been working until recently; he was now filming Quentin Tarantino's film about the Charles Manson murders, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. That film is scheduled to be released in 2019.

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Reynolds was married and divorced twice, first in the 1960s to comedienne Judy Carne and then to television actress Loni Anderson.