Burt Reynolds lived on Florida property thanks to a landlord friend

Reynolds, who died last week after 82 years of a heart attack, had a history of financial problems after falling into bankruptcy more than 20 years ago.

Burt Reynolds lived his last years on his Florida property after his real estate mogul friend bought the property and rented it for a low price when the screen legend was struggling financially.

Reynolds, who died last week after 82 years of a heart attack, had a history of financial problems after falling into bankruptcy more than 20 years ago.

The actor auctioned much of his iconography in 2014 to cover his debts, including the famous Pontiac Trans-Am car from the famous 1977 film Smokey And The Bandit and his two Golden Globes.

He sold his old waterfront home in Jupiter the following year to his friend and real estate neighbor, Charles Modica, in 2015 for $ 3.3 million.

Reynolds, who died last week after 82 years of a heart attack, had a history of financial problems after falling into bankruptcy more than 20 years ago.

Reynolds, who died last week after 82 years of a heart attack, had a history of financial problems after falling into bankruptcy more than 20 years ago.

His friend allowed Reynolds to live on the property while paying a minimum rent until his death last week.

"He suffered a lot of stress and tension in his life at that time and I called him and told him that I would like to be part of him," Modica told Inside Edition.

Reynolds had purchased the property in 1980 for $ 700,000.

His neighbors on Jupiter, where he was considered virtually royalty, said that in his later years Reynolds had become increasingly confined to his home.

He lived in the house with his pit bull and caretaker.

"You would not know I still lived here," said one neighbor. & # 39; I have not seen it in weeks. It just does not come out. "

Reynolds suffered his fatal heart attack in the house last Thursday.

Reynolds lived his last years on his Florida property (top) after his real estate mogul friend bought the property and rented it at a low price when the screen legend was struggling financially

Reynolds lived his last years on his Florida property (top) after his real estate mogul friend bought the property and rented it at a low price when the screen legend was struggling financially

Reynolds lived his last years on his Florida property (top) after his real estate mogul friend bought the property and rented it at a low price when the screen legend was struggling financially

He sold his oceanfront home for a long time in Jupiter the following year to his friend and real estate mogul, Charles Modica (above), in 2015 for $ 3.3 million

He sold his oceanfront home for a long time in Jupiter the following year to his friend and real estate mogul, Charles Modica (above), in 2015 for $ 3.3 million

He sold his oceanfront home for a long time in Jupiter the following year to his friend and real estate mogul, Charles Modica (above), in 2015 for $ 3.3 million

Your caregiver was told to tell an emergency dispatcher that the actor had chest pains and shortness of breath on an audiotape of the call issued by the Martin County Sheriff's Department.

The actor was pronounced dead at the Jupiter Medical Center.

At the peak of his career, Reynolds was one of the most profitable actors in the film industry, going through a series of blockbusters to a career recession in the mid-1980s.

He recovered in 1997 with an Oscar nomination for his supporting role as a porn director in & # 39; Boogie Nights & # 39; of Paul Thomas Anderson, a role that Reynolds despised, and won an Emmy for his role in the 1990-1994 & # 39; Evening Shade & # 39; television series.

With his characteristic mustache, robust appearance and macho aura, Reynolds was one of the main male sex symbols of the 1970s.

At the peak of his career, Reynolds was one of the most profitable actors in the film industry, going through a series of box office successes until a career slowdown in the mid-1980s

At the peak of his career, Reynolds was one of the most profitable actors in the film industry, going through a series of box office successes until a career slowdown in the mid-1980s

At the peak of his career, Reynolds was one of the most profitable actors in the film industry, going through a series of box office successes until a career slowdown in the mid-1980s

Apparently he appeared naked, reclining on a bear-skin carpet with his arm strategically positioned for the sake of modesty, on a central page in the Cosmopolitan women's magazine in 1972.

Reynolds' personal life sometimes eclipsed his films, including marriages that ended in divorce with actresses Loni Anderson and Judy Carne and romances with Sally Field and Dinah Shore, among others.

His financial problems and his struggle with prescription pain medications also generated attention.

The actor was to appear with Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino in the upcoming Tarantino period drama "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", set in 1969 in Los Angeles at the time of the murders by Charles Manson.

According to Variety, production began this summer, but Reynolds was not expected to shoot his scenes until the end of this month. The film is scheduled for next August.

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