I just met Burt Reynolds in March, which made for a memorable evening, one also enhanced by a viewing of his brilliant work in 1972's Deliverance.
I was sad to read of his sudden passing, and wrote an extensive obituary here.
I don't have much to add, but if your interest in him was mainly prurient, you'll love this list of 10 times he was scorching-hot.
A very complex, flawed, interesting man, and an undeniable '70s and '80s icon. Kathleen Turner is happy, though.