He Was A Man Of Steel: Burt Reynolds Beat Painkiller Addiction, Survived A Risky Heart Surgery, And Continued Acting Despite His Injuries On Set
September 21, 2018
On September 6, we had to say goodbye to yet another great actor. Burt Reynolds, an iconic movie star of the 70's and 80's, died from a heart attack at the age of 82.
Burt Reynolds' health story
The actor was known as a ladies’ man, the status he regretted later in life. Naturally, there had been some wild rumors about his personal life, not least about his health. Back in the mid-80's, American tabloids circulated rumors about Reynolds having AIDS, which he denied on numerous occasions. Of course, it wasn’t true: he wouldn’t have reached his eighties if he had indeed had AIDS back in the 1980's.