Burt Reynolds’ family speaks out after his death: ‘This was totally unexpected’

Burt Reynolds' family spoke out after Us Weekly exclusively confirmed that the 82-year-old actor died on Thursday, September 6.

“It is with a broken heart that I said goodbye to my uncle today,” his niece Nancy Lee Hess tells Us Weekly in a statement. “My uncle was not just a movie icon; he was a generous, passionate and sensitive man, who was dedicated to his family, friends, fans and acting students.”

The statement continues, “He has had health issues, however, this was totally unexpected. He was tough. Anyone who breaks their tail bone on a river and finishes the movie is tough. And that’s who he was. My uncle was looking forward to working with Quentin Tarantino, and the amazing cast that was assembled.”

“So many people have already contacted me, to tell me how they benefitted professionally and personally from my uncles kindness,” she goes on to say. “I want to thank all of his amazing fans who have always supported and cheered him on, through all of the hills and valleys of his life and career. My family and I appreciate the outpouring of love for my uncle, and I ask that everyone please respect our family’s privacy at this very difficult time.”

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LOS ANGELES,CA - CIRCA 1960: Actor Burt Reynolds floats in the pool during a pool party hosted by Dick Clark in Los Angeles,CA. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Burt Reynolds (Photo by Herbert Dorfman/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - CIRCA 1959: Actor Burt Reynolds attends an event with a friend in Los Angeles,CA. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Burt Reynolds (Photo by Herbert Dorfman/Corbis via Getty Images)
Burt Reynolds with Open Shirt (Photo by Herbert Dorfman/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 26: CBS television series, Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Episode, Escape to Sonoita. Pictured from left is Burt Reynolds (as Bill Davis). Originally broadcast June 26, 1960. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 26: CBS television series, Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Episode, Escape to Sonoita. Pictured in a behind the scenes moment from left is James Bell (as Andy Davis), director Stuart Rosenberg, Burt Reynolds (as Bill Davis), unidentified cameraman and Venetia Stevenson (as Stephanie Thomas). Originally broadcast June 26, 1960. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - 1966: Actor Burt Reynolds lays on the couch during a scene in his TV show 'Hawk' in 1966 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Martin Mills/Getty Images)
Actor Burt Reynolds and actress Nicoletta Machiavelli on the set of the United Artist movie 'Navajo Joe' in 1966. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Margaret Field Burt Reynolds and Sally Field in a limousine; circa 1970; New York. (Photo by Art Zelin/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 22: Judy Carne (she portrays Heather Finch in Fair Exchange) and Burt Reynolds (he portrays Quint Asper in Gunsmoke). They marry three months later. Hollywood, CA. Image dated March 22, 1963. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)
DAN AUGUST - Pilot Gallery - Airdate March 6, 1970. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) BURT REYNOLDS
DAN AUGUST - 'The King is Dead' - Airdate October 14, 1970. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RICHARD ANDERSON;BURT REYNOLDS
Burt Reynolds outdoors in a park, New York City, 1970. (Photo by Art Zelin/Getty Images)
DAN AUGUST - 'The Murder of a Small Town' - Aired on September 30, 1970. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RICARDO MONTALBAN;BURT REYNOLDS
DAN AUGUST - Gallery A - Aired on May 13, 1970. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) NED ROMERO;RICHARD ANDERSON;BURT REYNOLDS;NORMAN FELL;ENA HARTMAN
American actors Ronny Cox (left) and Burt Reynolds as Drew and Lewis in the film 'Deliverance', 1972. The film was directed by John Boorman. (Photo by Fotos International/Getty Images)
DAN AUGUST - 'Murder By Proxy' - Airdate March 4, 1971. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) BURT REYNOLDS;DIANA MULDAUR
Sarah Miles holding bottle with Burt Reynolds behind her in a scene from the film 'The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing', 1973. (Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images)
DAN AUGUST - 'The Law' - Aired on February 4, 1971. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) WALTER PIDGEON;BURT REYNOLDS
American actor Burt Reynolds at the Dorchester Hotel London, 6th July 1973. (Photo by Harry Prosser/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
Burt Reynolds during Bedside Network 24th Anniversary Ball at New York Hilton Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Burt Reynolds, host Johnny Carson on August 2, 1978 -- (Photo by: Gene Arias/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 18: Reagan Family/Burt Reynolds (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Burt Reynolds' Star on Hollywood Boulevard during Burt Reynolds' Star on Hollywood Boulevard - March 5, 1978 in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 16: Stuntman Hal Needham and Dani Janssen attend The Friars Club Name Burt Reynolds as 'Entertainer of the Year' on May 16, 1981 at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actress Loni Anderson walking hand-in-hand w. actor boyfriend Burt Reynolds outside (no caps). (Photo by Marty Katz/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
1982: Goldie Hawn and Burt Reynolds star in the Warner Brothers comedy romance 'Best Friends', directed by Norman Jewison. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 01: Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 09: Burt Reynolds (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 09: Burt Reynolds (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 09: Burt Reynolds (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 25: Burt Reynolds and Marilu Henner at The 43rd Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25, 1991 at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 25: Actress Loni Anderson and actor Burt Reynolds attend the 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25, 1991 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Burt Reynolds, consumer advocate David Horowitz during an interview on August 21, 1991 -- (Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 9: Actor Burt Reynolds and actress Loni Anderson attend the Screening of the CBS Made-for-Television Movie 'The Man Upstairs' on November 9, 1992 at the DGA Theatre in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 8: Actress Loni Anderson, actor Burt Reynolds and singer LaVern Baker attend LaVern Baker's Opening Night Singing Engagement on September 8, 1992 at the Cinegrill, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Burt Reynolds (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 556 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Burt Reynolds arrives on October 17, 1994 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 556 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Burt Reynolds during an interview with host Jay Leno on October 17, 1994 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
384079 01: 1983 Brooke Shields and Burt Reynolds at the 1983 People's Choice Awards.
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 19: Burt Reynolds, on hand to ring the opening bell for trading at the Nasdaq center in Times Square, says, 'If I can make a comeback, so can the stock market.' Reynolds is here to plug his upcoming TV movie, 'Johnson County War.' (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Burt Reynolds (who visited his Deliverence costar Ned Beatty) (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
Burt Reynolds during Burt Reynolds Press Conference at HFPA Office in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
401976 10: Actor Burt Reynolds leaves Mr. Chows restaurant March 5, 2002 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by David Klein/Getty Images)
Burt Reynolds and son Quinton during 'The Longest Yard' Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Burt Reynolds and son Quinton during 4th Annual Taurus World Stunt Awards at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds and Chris Rock at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
Burt Reynolds (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/FilmMagic)
Burt Reynolds during Mariah Carey, Burt Reynolds and Dana Reeve Visit 'Good Morning America' - May 26, 2005 at Good Morning America Studios in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Derek Storm/FilmMagic)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 2977 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Burt Reynolds during an interview with host Jay Leno on July 28, 2005 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Coach Dean Smith, Richard Petty and Burt Reynolds (Photo by Rick Diamond/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 27: Actors Burt Reynolds and director John Boorman attend 'Deliverance' screening during the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. 23632_009_MB_0989.JPG (Photo by Michael Buckner/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 27: Actor Burt Reynolds attends 'Deliverance' screening during the 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. 23632_009_MB_1095.JPG (Photo by Michael Buckner/WireImage)
STUART, FL - AUGUST 16: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Burt Reynolds discusses 'Deliverance' Following 40th Anniversary Screening at Lyric Theatre on August 16, 2012 in Stuart, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 08: Actors Burt Reynolds (L) and Mark Wahlberg attend the 2013 Spike TV Guys Choice at Sony Pictures Studios on June 8, 2013 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 08: Actor Burt Reynolds accepts award onstage during Spike TV's Guys Choice 2013 at Sony Pictures Studios on June 8, 2013 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Spike TV)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 22: Hollywood Icon/actor Burt Reynolds on stage during Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2015 - Day 3 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on August 22, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/WireImage)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 09: Hollywood Icon/actor Burt Reynolds makes his Wizard World Comic Con debut on day 3 of Wizard World Comic Con at Pennsylvania Convention Center on May 9, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 22: Actor Scott Wilson and Hollywood Icon/actor Burt Reynolds attend Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2015 - Day 3 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on August 22, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/WireImage)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 09: Actor Burt Reynolds makes his Wizard World Comic Con debut on day 3 of Wizard World Comic Con at Pennsylvania Convention Center on May 9, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - APRIL 02: Burt Reynolds with High School Girlfriend at the In Conversation with Burt Reynolds 'Memoir of the Year' on a Life of Reinvention during the Palm Beach Book Fair>> on April 2, 2016 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mychal Watts/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 13: Actor Burt Reynolds speaks at the screening of 'Smokey and the Bandit' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Long Center on March 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Diego Donamaria/Getty Images for SXSW)
Burt Reynolds attends the premiere of 'The Bandit' at the Paramount Theater during the South by Southwest Film Festival on March 12, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Suzanne Cordeiro/Corbis via Getty Images)
Burt Reynolds poses with a replica of the 1977 Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit before his red carpet appearance of the SXSW Film world premiere of CMT documentary 'The Bandit' at the Paramount Theater on March 12. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman (Photo by Suzanne Cordeiro/Corbis via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Angela Bassett and Burt Reynolds -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Burt Reynolds leaves Build at Build Studio on March 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Burt Reynolds leaves Build at Build Studio on March 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 22: (L-R) Levi Meaden, Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter and guest arrive to A24 And DirecTV's 'The Last Movie Star' Premiere at the Egyptian Theatre on March 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 22: Burt Reynolds arrives to A24 And DirecTV's 'The Last Movie Star' Premiere at the Egyptian Theatre on March 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
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A source told Us that Reynolds went into cardiac arrest at a hospital in Florida on Thursday morning. A caregiver and a member of his family were by his side when he passed away.

The Michigan native rose to fame when he starred in the TV drama Gunsmoke in the early 1960s. His breakout movie role came with the 1972 thriller Deliverance. The same year, he famously posed nude on a bearskin rug for a centerfold in Cosmopolitan magazine.

“It’s been called one of the greatest publicity stunts of all time, but it was one of the biggest mistakes I’ve ever made,” he recalled of his risqué photo shoot in his 2015 memoir, But Enough About Me. “I’m convinced it cost Deliverance the recognition it deserved.”

Reynolds continued to land leading roles throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s in films including White Lightning (1973), Lucky Lady (1975), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), The Cannonball Run (1981) and Malone (1987). Heearned an Oscar nomination for his role as Jack Horner in the 1997 drama Boogie Nights.

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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.
I met Burt Reynolds once in a video store in the 90s before he did “Boogie Nights.” He was by himself and no one seemed to notice him. I said, “I just want to thank you for many hours of entertainment.” He smiled so big and shook my hand and said, “You made my day. Thank you.”
Sad to hear of the passing of legend, Burt Reynolds.
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Burt Reynolds has died at 82 years old.
Worked with him doing some voiceover work for Brawny paper towels years ago.
Very, very funny guy.
Didn’t get any bigger than Burt Reynolds in the 1970s.
Total Hollywood legend.
Heard a Burt Reyonds story: He was doing VO for GTA IV, long session, tons of dialogue, he's sweating, tired. Prod… https://t.co/tXZgceZtEw
The world lost a legend today. Not only on screen, but also in life. Burt Reynolds was an incredible man to everyone he encountered, and I am deeply grateful that I got to spend time with him in the way that I did. They don’t make them like him anymore— he truly was the last movie star. Burt was a kind, loving soul that could brighten your day with just a smile, and always cared to make sure he asked how your day was going or just cheer you up with a charming compliment. While today is a sad day, Burt lived an incredibly full life and while he’s no longer here physically, he is always in our hearts and minds. Will love and miss you always Burt.
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The sex symbol had been filming Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in recent weeks. The crime film, which also stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, is set to be released in July 2019.

Reynolds was married to Judy Carne from 1963 to 1965, and Loni Anderson from 1988 to 1993. He also dated his Smokey and the Banditcostar Sally Field from 1977 to 1982.

The movie star is survived by his 30-year-old son, Quinton.

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