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Final Goodbye: Burt Reynolds’ Family & Friends Mourn Late Star At Private Funeral

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Sep. 19 2018, Published 2:54 p.m. ET

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Family and friends are saying their final goodbyes to legendary actor Burt Reynolds in a private funeral in West Palm Beach, Florida on Wednesday, September 19. Click through to see exclusive photos from the A-list actor’s emotional ceremony.

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An oil painting of Reynolds riding a horse while holding a dog took center stage on the altar.

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The church altar also featured two screens that read, “In loving memory, Burt Reynolds,” a second photo of Reynolds and flowers.

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Loved ones comforted each other as they prepared to say goodbye to the Smokey and the Bandit actor. Ex-girlfriend Sally Field was also in attendance, as she snuck in through the side door.

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The ceremony, which began at 10am, kicked off with a welcome and opening prayer by Kevin Mahoney. Close friend Mo Mustaine then delivered a recollection of Reynolds’ life.

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Todd Vittum, who worked with Reynolds on one of his final performances in The Last Movie Star, then delivered a eulogy. Avery Sommers performed “Amazing Grace.” The funeral ended with a message of hope and closing prayer.

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The family requested donations are made to Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission, INC. Burt Reynolds Scholarship fund in lieu of flowers.

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The service will be followed by a larger celebration, which will be open to the public.

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As Radar exclusively reported, Reynolds’ former girlfriend Ann Scurry, 82, claimed his family plans to scatter his ashes at sea. Reynolds passed away on September 6 from cardiac arrest at 82.

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