Celebrities, fans pay tribute to Burt Reynolds on social media

Posted at 2:41 PM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-06 15:51:52-04

As news of actor Burt Reynolds' death spread across the internet Thursday, celebrities and everyday fans began sharing their condolences on social media.

Vanilla Ice, who was in the news just a day before after he landed at JFK on a flight from Dubai that contained scores of sick people, shared his condolences on Twitter.

Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted, "Burt Reynolds was one of my heroes. He was a trailblazer."

Race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.: "Stroker Ace was born to race” Much respect to you Burt Reynolds. RIP

Singer Richard Marx shared a memory from meeting Reynolds in the 1990s.

Comedian Patton Oswalt shared an amusing anecdote about Reynolds and Clint Eastwood.

Actor Nick Turturro sent a tribute to his former acting colleague.

Actor and director Kevin Smith: "He was a true American icon."

TV host Steve Harvey saluted Reynolds for, among other things, being a "pioneer of the cool mustache."

Entertainer Reba McEntire said, "I’ll never forget the wonderful times we spent together."

Actor Wesley Snipes: "Meeting you was one of the greater joys of my adult life & artistic career."

Comedian Ricky Gervais: "Seems his whole career was tongue in cheek."

Fans also posted tributes to Reynolds.