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Burt Reynolds dies at 82; Made hearts throb and audiences laugh

A self-mocking charmer with laugh-crinkled dark eyes, a rakish mustache and a hairy chest

Ralph Blumenthal | NYT 

Burt Reynolds, the wryly appealing Hollywood heartthrob who carried on a long love affair with moviegoers even though his performances were often more memorable than the films that contained them, died on Thursday in Jupiter, Fla. He was 82. A spokeswoman for the Martin County Sheriff’s Office in Florida said Reynolds died at the Jupiter Medical Center after being taken there by county Fire Rescue Department personnel from his home in nearby Hobe Sound. A caretaker at the home had called the authorities, apparently after Reynolds experienced chest pains, the spokeswoman said. ...

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First Published: Fri, September 07 2018. 21:50 IST