Burt Reynolds Dies At 82 Of Cardiac Arrest, Family Confirms

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Sep. 6 2018, Updated 7:06 p.m. ET

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Burt Reynolds has died at the age of 82, a family member exclusively confirmed to

The legendary actor passed away on Thursday Sept. 6, 2018 after suffering cardiac arrest. Martin County Medical Examiner confirmed to Radar that he passed away.

Radar can reveal Reynolds took his last breath at hospital in his home state of Florida.

Martin County Sheriff tells Radar they received two fire rescue calls from Reynold's home at 12:35 and 12:47 before he was rushed to the hospital.

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As Radar previously reported, Reynolds spent his last years battling illness that left him frighteningly frail and weighing barely 100 pounds.

Last April the fading box-office legend showed showed up bravely showed up at the premiere of his final Hollywood hurrah, a film aptly called “Dog Years," but fans were horrified at his appearance.

“Burt was struggling just to breathe,” gasped an eyewitness. "He was on the red carpet and nearly collapsed!

His co-stars had to hold him up and called out desperately for medical assistance!”

He spent his last days dependent on a cane and a wheelchair after he had been ravaged by heart disease and arthritis, and reportedly battled addiction to pain pills.

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