The Country Music World Reacts to Burt Reynolds' Death

Actor Burt Reynolds, who died yesterday, was remembered by a couple of his former leading ladies and friends and fans in the Country music community.

He co-starred with Dolly Parton in the 1982 film, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Upon hearing of his passing at the age of 82 due to a heart attack in Jupiter, Florida, Dolly issued a statement which read: "Oh how sad I am today along with Burt‘s millions of fans around the world as we mourn one of our favorite leading men. I know we will always remember his funny laugh, that mischievous sparkle in his eyes, and his quirky sense of humor. You will always be my favorite sheriff, rest in peace my little buddy and I will always love you."

Reba McEntire starred opposite Burt in the 1993 made-for-TV movie, The Man from Left Field. She shared a picture of the two on set on social media writing, “My good friend has started a new journey. Rest in peace my friend. I’ll never forget the wonderful times we spent together.”

Brad Paisley - "When Bob McDill writes the entire chorus of a #1 Don Williams song about someone, that says it all. Rest In Peace Burt Reynolds. You showed us country boys how to be cool."

Blake Shelton - "Extremely sad to hear about the passing of Burt Reynolds.. Possibly my favorite personality of all time. Thoughts and prayers to his friends and family."

Toby Keith - "Working with Burt Reynolds was a bucket list check mark. Great guy. Icon. Hey bandit, rest peaceful."

LeAnn Rimes Cibrian - "Goodbye for now my friend! You were truly one of a kind. Working with you on “Reel Love” and getting to call you “Dad” is a time I will cherish forever. Til we meet again."

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When Bob McDill writes the entire chorus of a #1 Don Williams song about someone, that says it all. Rest In Peace Burt Reynolds. You showed us country boys how to be cool. #thebandit #eastboundandup #burtreynolds #donwilliams #bobmcdill

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