Burt Reynolds 911 call reveals Hollywood actor's symptoms before death
TMZ had obtained the recording of a heartbreaking 911 call explaining the symptoms Burt Reynolds experienced before he passed away.
The famous Hollywood actor recently died at the age of 82 on September 6, 2018, after suffering a heart attack.
Before his death, the 911 call revealed a male voice was talking to the dispatcher and was asking to send an ambulance at Reynolds’s home.
The caller said, “He is having difficulty breathing and chest pains.”
Burt Reynolds, the legendary actor with the disarming smile and trademark mustache who starred in iconic films including "Smokey and the Bandit" and "The Longest Yard," has died, Fox News has confirmed. He was 82. https://t.co/BYRnzVc2Uu pic.twitter.com/qwXa3Ql4Fl— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 6, 2018
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THE 911 CALL
The dispatcher then asked the man if Reynolds was awake, he replied, “Semi... he's breathing, but not answering questions.”
After a few routine questions the dispatcher had to ask, he assured the unknown caller that paramedics were on its way.
The operator also asked the caller if the actor was having cold sweats and the man said “yes.”
When asked whether Reynolds had a heart attack in the past, the caller replied that he had a bypass surgery a couple of years ago.
As revealed by reports, Reynolds went into cardiac arrest on September 6 and was pronounced dead at Jupiter Medical in Florida.
REYNOLDS AND HIS HEALTH OVER THE YEARS
It has been years since the public had noticed Reynolds’s depreciating health. In 2013, it was revealed that he was hospitalized and put in intensive care after he experienced flu-like symptoms and dehydration.
He also underwent heart surgery two years earlier when his doctor spotted that his arteries were closed.
Reynolds was most famous for his iconic roles in 1972’s “Deliverance,” 1977’s “Smokey and the Bandit,” and 1997’s “Boogie Nights.”
At the time of his death, Reynolds was in the middle of filming Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming movie, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” starring Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Prior to his death, Reynolds did an interview and opened up about his career.
The said interview was published a day before his passing, where he expressed that he had no plans of slowing down with work.
He also shared how proud he was of all the work Reynolds has done in the past and that he loved all the films that challenged him to show his vulnerable side.