Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson Among Stars Honoring Burt Reynolds After His Death
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"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.

Among the first to mourn the loss online were Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dane Cook and Kate Hudson.

"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.

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