BREAKING NEWS: WWE Issues Statement On Ring Announcer Who Passed Away About 7 Hours Ago — See WWE Official Statement

WWE is saddened to learn that Academy Award-nominated actor and Hollywood icon Burt Reynolds has passed away at the age of 82.

Legendary actor Burt Reynolds passed away at the age of 82 today. Reynolds appeared at WrestleMania 10 to serve as the ring announcer for the WWE Title match between WWE Hall of Famers Bret Hart and Yokozuna. WWE remembered Reynolds with the following:

Burt Reynolds passes away

WWE is saddened to learn that Academy Award-nominated actor and Hollywood icon Burt Reynolds has passed away at the age of 82.

The star of more than 50 feature films, including “The Longest Yard,” “Smokey and the Bandit,” “The Cannonball Run” and “Boogie Nights” (for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor), Reynolds was a special celebrity guest at WrestleMania X, serving as ring announcer for the main event WWE Championship Match pitting Bret Hart against Yokozuna.

WWE extends its condolences to Reynolds’ family, friends and fans.