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Stars Mourn 'Trailblazer' Burt Reynolds’ After Actor’s Sudden Heart Attack Death

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Sep. 6 2018, Published 9:42 p.m. ET

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Burt Reynolds passed away from a heart attack Sept. 6 in a Florida hospital, and his famous friends are paying tribute to the late actor. Click through RadarOnline.com’s gallery to read their heartfelt words and thoughts on his sudden passing.

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Kate Hudson expressed her sadness over Reynolds’ death with a broken heart emoji and a black and white photo she shared showing her as a young girl laughing with the actor and her mom, Goldie Hawn.

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Reba McEntire noted on Twitter: “My good friend has started a new journey. Rest in my peace my friend. I’ll never forget the wonderful times we spent together.”

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“Burt Reynolds was one of my heroes,” said Arnold Schwarzenegger. “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.”

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Elijah Wood tweeted: “Sad to hear of the passing of legend, Burt Reynolds.”

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Very sad to hearing about the passing of Burt Reynolds,” said comedian Steve Harvey. “He was a great actor, a philanthropist and a pioneer of the cool mustache. Thank you, Burt. You will be missed.”

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Singer Richard Marx recalled a special interaction he had with Reynolds years ago: “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.”

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Rest in peace to a legend and friend,” Mark Wahlberg wrote on Twitter.

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Comedian Ricky Gervais had kind words for the screen legend: “RIP Burt Reynolds. Seems his whole career was tongue in cheek. Always warm and funny.”

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“As a kid I must have seen Smokey and the Bandit 10 times in the theatre,” recalled Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio.“Met Burt Reynolds a few years back... so glad I did. Deliverance, Boogie Nights... some great ones. RIP.”

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Sylvester Stallone shared a personal story about Reynolds. “A sad day, my friend BURT REYNOLDS Has passed away,” he wrote on Instagram. “I remember him back in 1979, he always reminded me that I should’ve cast him as Colonel Trautman in FIRST BLOOD. I said that’s impossible, because you’re too expensive and too famous, and probably tougher than Rambo ! He laughed , He had a great sense of humor and I enjoyed his company so much... RIP

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