The “Smokey and the Bandit” star passed away on Thursday aged 82.

Fans and celebrities have been paying tribute to “Boogie Nights” actor Burt Reynolds, who passed away in Florida on Thursday morning after suffering a fatal heart attack. He was 82.

Known for his films such as “Smokey and the Bandit,” Reynolds, who was of Scots Irish descent, had inspired generations of actors, many of whom flooded online on hearing of his death to share their favorite memories.

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

— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) September 6, 2018

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A legend.

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Rest in peace to a legend and a friend. #BurtReynolds

— Mark Wahlberg (@markwahlberg) September 6, 2018

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Burt was part of everyone’s family. #BurtReynolds

— Vanilla Ice (@vanillaice) September 7, 2018

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