Going out in style!
Burt Reynolds planned his lavish $2 million funeral before his tragic death, from the guest list to the coffin and RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal that he wanted to be laid to rest in a 1977 Pontiac Trans-Am.
In a touching tribute to his blockbuster movie franchise “Smokey and the Bandit,” the 82-year-old star wanted be laid to rest in the driver’s seat of a 1977 Pontiac Trans-Am!
Reynolds passed away on September 6, 2018 after having a fatal heart attack, but his funeral plans had been set for years.
The late actor auctioned off the film’s original muscle car when he was drowning in debt — and that payday will cover the costs of his farewell, sources revealed.
“Burt wants a proper send- off, and he thinks he’s earned it,” an insider told The National EXAMINER.
“The funeral will cost at least $2 million, and it will put Burt’s memorial in the realm of the farewells to Rudolph Valentino and Elvis Presley!”
The former sex symbol even planned the guest list for his funeral, including his former co-star and love of his life, Sally Field.
Reynolds was determined to go out in a blaze of “Viking glory” his friends said, and he hoped to be surrounded by them all at the funeral.
"There are times in your life that are so indelible, they never fade away. They stay alive, even forty years later," Smokey and the Bandit co-star Sally Field said in a statement to Us Weekly. "My years with Burt never leave my mind. He will be in my history and my heart, for as long as I live. Rest, Buddy."
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