Celebrities, fans pay tribute to Burt Reynolds on social media

Posted at 3:41 PM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-06 17:18:32-04

As news of Palm Beach County native 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."

Adam Sandler recalled Reynolds as a "trailblazer and for-real badass."<.p>

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."

Mark Wahlberg shared a photo from the set of 'Boogie Nights.'

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.

And local insititutions fondly remembered the actor.