He was supposed to shoot for 2 days, playing George Spahn … the owner of the ranch where the Manson Family lived and plotted the Tate-LaBianca murders. He did a table read back in June with the rest of the cast, including Brad Pitt.
Burt Reynolds died of a heart attack Thursday morning at a hospital in Florida, according to multiple reports.
Reynolds was 82.
Burt was transported to a Florida hospital after going into cardiac arrest at home. His family was by his side when he passed.
Reynolds had heart problems for years — he underwent major heart surgery in February 2010. His rep tells us Burt had appeared extremely frail recently, and was in and out of the hospital.
Burt was a star in movies and on TV — appearing in classics like “Smokey and the Bandit,” “Boogie Nights” and “The Cannonball Run.”
Reynolds was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as porn director Jack Horner in “Boogie Nights” in 1997. He won the Golden Globe that year.