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FSU community mourns loss of Burt Reynolds

FSU community mourns loss of Burt Reynolds
FSU community mourns loss of Burt Reynolds
Posted at 2:56 AM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 00:18:43-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Florida State University community is mourning the loss of Burt Reynolds.

The actor played football at Florida State University in the 1950s but injuries ended that career and he turned to acting.

WTXL ABC 27's Brittany Barnett went to campus to show how college students reacted to the news of his death

She stood outside FSU's Burt Reyolds Hall, named after the famous actor. It's clear that Reyolds left a mark on this campus.

Florida State University is a fan of Burt Reyolds. In his teenage years, he was awarded a scholarship to play football. Reynolds also received the 1956 Florida State Drama Award for one of his performances.

At age 82, the Hollywood star reportedly passed away from a heart attack.

On Thursday, students were sad to hear news of his death.

Fans nationwide are saying on Twitter how much they will miss him.

Burt Reynolds' legacy will live on in films like "Deliverance" and "Boogie Nights" and, of course, right here in Tallahassee, with Burt Reynolds Hall.