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Mark Wahlberg Honors ‘Boogie Nights’ Co-Star Burt Reynolds With Touching Tribute: ‘Rest in Peace to a Legend’

Reynolds has passed away at age 82 following a legendary career in film and television.

Burt Reynolds and Mark Wahlberg, "Boogie Nights"

Burt Reynolds and Mark Wahlberg, “Boogie Nights”

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Hollywood is mourning the loss of Burt Reynolds following the news the legendary film and television actor passed away at age 82. One of the most touching tributes is from Mark Wahlberg, who famously co-starred opposite Reynolds in Paul Thomas Anderson’s porn industry drama “Boogie Nights.” The two actors worked very closely on the film, which was one of Wahlberg’s early breakout roles.

Wahlberg posted a tribute to Reynolds on his social media pages, accompanying a behind-the-scenes photo of the two on the “Boogie Nights” set with the caption: “Rest in peace to a legend and a friend.” Filmmakers Kevin Smith and Edgar Wright also posted tributes to Reynolds on social media.

Reynolds passed away on the morning of September 6 at Jupiter Medical in Florida, according to his manager Erik Kritzer. The actor’s role in “Boogie Nights” earned him his first and only Oscar nomination. He competed in the best supporting actor race at the 70th Academy Awards but lost to Robin Williams in “Good Will Hunting.” Reynolds role as porn director Jack Horner won his accolades from the Golden Globes and the New York Film Critics Circle.

Check out tributes to Reynolds below.

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