"Burt Reynolds was one of my heroes. He was a trailblazer, " Arnold Schwarzenegger writes.
Legendary actor Burt Reynolds died Thursday at the age of 82, and Hollywood stars have already begun paying their respects via social media.
According to TMZ, Reynolds was transported to a Florida hospital after suffering a heart attack and entering cardiac arrest. His family was by his side when he passed.
Reynolds had heart problems for many years and even underwent major heart surgery in February 2010.
Reynolds dominated both the big and small screens in classics including "Smokey and the Bandit," "Deliverance," "The Longest Yard," "Cannonball Run," and "Boogie Nights."
Reynolds won a Golden Globe in 1998 for his supporting role as a porn director in "Boogie Nights" and was nominated for an Oscar for the same performance. It was the only Oscar nod he got over the course of his illustrious acting career that began on television all the way back in 1958. Reynolds, however, famously hated the movie.
"Burt Reynolds was one of my heroes. He was a trailblazer," Schwarzenegger tweeted. "He showed the way to transition from being an athlete to being the highest paid actor, and he always inspired me. He also had a great sense of humor... My thoughts are with his family."
Cook tweeted, "Sad to hear Burt Reynolds has died. Man, I grew up watching 'Cannonball Run,' 'Smokey and the Bandit,' 'Stroker Ace' and so many others. He had a swagger and a charm that I really enjoyed. 'Boogie Nights' is one of my [favorite] films."
And Hudson shared a black-and-white photo of her as a little girl alongside her mother, Goldie Hawn, and a young Reynolds. She captioned the shot with a broken-heart emoji.
See how other Hollywood stars are paying tribute in the posts below.
Burt Reynolds. True legend. Our hero. Funny as hell and a for-real badass. So many great movies. So many great stories. Such a great Dad. Will be missed by all. Deepest condolences to his family.— Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) September 6, 2018
Burt Reynolds was one of my heroes. He was a trailblazer. He showed the way to transition from being an athlete to being the highest paid actor, and he always inspired me. He also had a great sense of humor - check out his Tonight Show clips. My thoughts are with his family.— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) September 6, 2018
So sad hearing about the passing of Burt Reynolds. Such a nice man, true friend & a good soul! You left this world with wonderful memories..We will miss you my friend- RIP— ERIK ESTRADA (@ErikEstrada) September 6, 2018
Burt I can not stop my tears right now. You were one of the greatest guys I ever worked with, u had my back. I am grateful we got some time together last year & laugh about the old days of B.L. Stryker. I will always miss you. Get some rest friend I love ya so much. #BurtReynolds pic.twitter.com/QhHWJiediT— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) September 6, 2018
I owe my career, at least in part, to the great Burt Reynolds. Heartbroken to learn of his passing. He was one of a kind. A fun loving, charismatic talent who did many good deeds quietly, without personal expectation but rather out of the kindness of his extraordinary heart. RIP— Michael Chiklis (@MichaelChiklis) September 6, 2018
Sad to hear of the passing of legend, Burt Reynolds.— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) September 6, 2018
RIP to another legend. Grew up with my parents, my brothers and a worn out VHS copy of Cannon Ball Run, watched Deliverance on my first date with my wife (don’t ask) & revisit Boogie Nights every few months to marvel at his performance. A very great loss. https://t.co/rmwoCHJcNM— Josh Gad (@joshgad) September 6, 2018
R.I.P. Burt Reynolds, underrated as a dramatic actor (Deliverance), underrated as a director (Sharkey's Machine), but also a rare movie star that seemed to be just having an absolute ball onscreen. Nobody broke frame with a bigger gleam in his eye. "Just watch ol' Bandit run." pic.twitter.com/L4NlRyqahb— edgarwright (@edgarwright) September 6, 2018
Sad to hear Burt Reynolds has died. Man.. I grew up watching Cannonball Run.. Smokey and the Bandit... Stroker Ace and so many others. He had a swagger and a charm that I really enjoyed. Boogie Nights is one of my fav films. #RIP— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) September 6, 2018
RIP BURT REYNOLDS. 😞— Jonathan Sadowski (@sadowski23) September 6, 2018
The best “bad” movies of my childhood had Burt Reynolds in them and I loved so many of his “bad” movies. Was a particular sucker for the slapstick of Reynolds and Dom DeLuise together. RIP Burt https://t.co/SeVmeDLueO— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) September 6, 2018
RIP Burt Reynolds— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) September 6, 2018
Burt Reynolds was the subject of the first sex-positive attempt to do "porn... for women!" as the centerfold of Cosmo, and, well.— Sady Doyle (@sadydoyle) September 6, 2018
RIP, Burt and/or the age in which sensuality was conveyed by a man with approximately 25 pounds of body hair pic.twitter.com/HSXIa1LLQw
Burt Reynolds & Clint Eastwood were fired from GUNSMOKE & RAWHIDE at the same time. Burt was told he couldn't act and Clint his neck was too skinny. In the parking lot, Burt said to Clint, "I dunno what you're gonna do, but I'm gonna take acting lessons." #RIPBurtReynolds— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 6, 2018
“Stroker Ace was born to race”— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) September 6, 2018
Much respect to you Burt Reynolds. RIP pic.twitter.com/w8FlIShmIR
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. pic.twitter.com/nuuFWMSnJg— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) September 6, 2018
Not Burt Reynolds! This is too much. Give him back now!!!!— Harvey Fierstein (@HarveyFierstein) September 6, 2018
As a kid I must have seen Smokey and the Bandit 10 times in the theatre. Met Burt Reynolds a few years back... so glad I did. Deliverance, Boogie Nights... some great ones. RIP— Ralph Macchio (@ralphmacchio) September 6, 2018
I will never forget our dinners,laughs & gems you dropped. Meeting you was one of the greater joys of my adult life & artistic career. You were the “Man” then, now & forever in my book. 10-4 Bandit ,you’ve got nothing but open road now - love, WS. the Student. #burtreynolds 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/uhdAGjtH8H— WS (@wesleysnipes) September 6, 2018
RIP Burt Reynolds. Watch Deliverance - The Longest Yard - Boogie Nights - The Last Movie Star— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) September 6, 2018
Gonna be a sad Movember— Theo Von (@TheoVon) September 6, 2018
RIP Burt Reynolds
I met Burt Reynolds once in a video store in the 90s before he did “Boogie Nights.” He was by himself and no one seemed to notice him. I said, “I just want to thank you for many hours of entertainment.” He smiled so big and shook my hand and said, “You made my day. Thank you.”— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) September 6, 2018
As THE movie star of my childhood, the Bandit stole our hearts for decades. I always loved how Burt Reynolds worked with his friends as often as he could and then showcased the fun of movie-making in the end credits of his flicks. He was true American icon. Hate to see him go... https://t.co/jaMZjJA4e8— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) September 6, 2018
RIP Burt Reynolds. Seems his whole career was tongue in cheek. Always warm and funny.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 6, 2018
Damn, R.I.P. Burt Reynolds— Freddie Prinze Jr (@RealFPJr) September 6, 2018
Burt Reynolds, movie star who played it for grins, dies at 82.— Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce) September 6, 2018
Burt! Met him on Burn Notice. He was the real deal. It was an honor to work with him and get to know the man a little bit. Ride on, Bandit! https://t.co/oag9ZC3pqR