Burt Reynolds' ex-wife speaks out after actor's death
The iconic actor passed away last week, and since his death there has been an outpouring of grief and tributes from his closest family and friends, and even those in the entertainment industry who idolized his work.
Burt Reynolds was 82 years old when he passed away on Thursday. He had suffered a heart attack in the hospital after being rushed to the facility following a 911 call complaining of chest pains and explaining that he was having difficulty breathing.
The "Boogie Nights" actor had his family at his side when he passed.
Following the news of his passing, his ex-wife Loni Anderson and their adoptive son, Quinton, have spoken out about their devastating loss, making a statement about the great man.
"Quinton and I are extremely touched by the tremendous outpouring of love and support from friends and family throughout the world," Anderson said in an official statement. "Burt was a wonderful director and actor. He was a big part of my life for twelve years and Quinton's father for thirty years. We will miss him and his great laugh."
Reynolds and Anderson were married from 1988 until 1994, when they became embroiled in a bitter divorce.
At the time, Reynolds claimed his ex-wife had bought everything in the house in triplicate, and had refused to wear an outfit more than once, lest she be photographed wearing the same thing twice. Just three years after their divorce, he was forced to declare bankruptcy.
Another of Reynolds' ex-lovers, Sally Field, also offered a moving tribute to him.
"There are times in your life that are so indelible, they never fade away. They stay alive, even forty years later. My years with Burt never leave my mind. He will be in my history and my heart, for as long as I live. Rest, Buddy."
Reynolds once referred to Field as the "love of his life."