Burt Reynolds' Death Certificate Confirms Actor Was Cremated
By Antoinette Bueno
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Burt Reynolds has been cremated at the Gold Coast Crematory in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The legendary actor died on Sept. 6 at age 82, and according to Reynolds' death certificate obtained by ET on Wednesday, his remains have already been cremated. The death certificate also confirms he died at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida.
A rep for Reynolds previously told ET that the iconic star suffered a heart attack in his home on Thursday, and was transported to Jupiter Medical Center in Florida where he died. Reynolds had his family by his side.
Reynolds' niece, Nancy Lee Hess, appears to be in charge of his remains as she is listed as informant on his death certificate.
"My uncle was not just a movie icon; he was a generous, passionate and sensitive man, who was dedicated to his family, friends, fans and acting students," the statement reads. "He has had health issues, however, this was totally unexpected. He was tough. Anyone who breaks their tail bone on a river and finishes the movie is tough. And that’s who he was. My uncle was looking forward to working with Quentin Tarantino, and the amazing cast that was assembled."
"So many people have already contacted me, to tell me how they benefited professionally and personally from my uncle's kindness," the statement continues. "I want to thank all of his amazing fans who have always supported and cheered him on, through all of the hills and valleys of his life and career. My family and I appreciate the outpouring of love for my uncle, and I ask that everyone please respect our family’s privacy at this very difficult time."
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