Burt Reynolds Left His Only Son Out Of His Will – But There’s A Compelling Reason For His Decision

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Hollywood star Burt Reynolds passed away on September 6, 2018, at the age of 82. And the actor had amassed a considerable amount of money during his career; he possessed a fortune of $5 million when he died, as per financial comparison service Bankrate. But when details of Reynolds’ will came out, they contained a surprising omission: the star had left no money to his only son, it appeared.

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Back in the 1970s, Reynolds was arguably one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars. The role that first brought him to international attention was his part as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance – a movie nominated for three Oscars. That film wouldn’t be Reynolds’ only hit, though, as he followed it up with the commercially successful likes of The Longest Yard and Smokey and the Bandit.

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And Reynolds’ personal life was eventful, too. In 1988 he wed his second wife, Loni Anderson, and together they adopted a child: son Quinton. But sadly, the relationship between Reynolds and Anderson ultimately broke down. Their divorce would then become perhaps one of the nastiest celebrity break-ups of its era, with both parties attacking each other in the press.

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