Mark Wahlberg, Sylvester Stallone, and Dolly Parton have responded to the death of actor Burt Reynolds.
“Burt Reynolds was one of my heroes, he was a forerunner,” writes Arnold Schwarzenegger on Twitter. “He showed the way how to turn athlete into a top actor.”
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
“There are times in your life that are so indelible that they never fade, they continue to live, even forty years later,” Sally Field, his co-star and former lover, says in a statement.
“Rest easy legend and friend”, tweet Mark Walhberg with a photo of himself and the late actor in Boogie Nights.
— Mark Wahlberg (@markwahlberg) September 6, 2018
“We will miss his funny laugh”
“Very sad to hear about the death of Burt Reynolds, he was a great actor, a philanthropist and a pioneer of the cool mustache, thanks, Burt, you will be missed,” writes Steve Harvey.
Very sad to hearing about the passing of Burt Reynolds. He was a great actor, a philanthropist and a pioneer of the cool mustache. Thank you, Burt. You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/nuuFWMSnJg
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) September 6, 2018
“How sad I am with millions of Burt fans today,” writes Dolly Parton. “I know we will always miss his funny laugh, that mischievous twinkle in his eyes and his crazy sense of humor.”
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) September 6, 2018
Reynolds died on Thursday morning in Florida on the consequences of a heart attack. The actor, known for roles in films such as Smokey and the Bandit and Boogie Nights , was 82 years old.