When Burt Reynolds was cast in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, it seemed like the perfect farewell for the aging Hollywood icon. The 82-year-old actor hadn’t been acting much in recent years, and his supporting role as the owner of a former stunt ranch in Quentin Tarantino’s ninth movie was sure to be his last. Unfortunately, we’ll never see Reynolds on the big screen again, as the actor passed away earlier today — before he ever had a chance to film his final part.
Burt Reynolds, the iconic mustachioed star of classics ranging from Smokey and the Bandit to Boogie Nights, has passed away at the age of 82. The actor died early Thursday at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, as confirmed by his manager. No cause of death has been given at this time.
Like at lot of Americans over the past few years, it looks like Burt Reynolds has gotten himself in financial trouble because he refinanced his home.
According to court papers, the 74-year old Oscar nominee has missed more than a year’s worth of payments on a $1.2 million mortgage he took out against his long-time home in Hobe Sound, Florida, and now faces foreclosure.