There are many great Hollywood romances. Not all of them, however, end in happy and enduring marriages. This was certainly the case for Burt Reynolds and Sally Field, whose relationship was complicated but endlessly fascinating. And after Reynolds passed away in September 2018, Field released a statement about the late actor and the feelings that she still harbors.
Reynolds died on September 6, 2018, following a heart attack; unfortunately, heart problems had been plaguing him for a while. The 82-year-old actor had fallen ill at his home and was consequently rushed to hospital. Sadly, though, he didn’t recover, and the star ultimately passed away in his hospital bed in the company of his family.
Once, though, Reynolds was one of the biggest film stars around. In the ’70s he appeared in a string of hit movies, including Smokey and the Bandit and Deliverance. And while his career entered a slump during the ’80s, the actor returned with a vengeance in the following decade by earning an Oscar nomination for his role in 1997’s Boogie Nights.