Burt Reynolds: Hollywood star dies at 82

Burt Reynolds, the wisecracking 1970s movie heartthrob and Oscar nominee, has died at the age of 82. He reportedly died in a Florida hospital from a heart attack with his family by his side. The moustachioed megastar underwent heart bypass surgery in 2010. Reynolds is survived by his son, Quinton. He shot to fame in 1972’s Deliverance, becoming a Hollywood legend with his roles in Smokey and the Bandit, The Cannonball Run and Boogie Nights.
7. Fears grow for Japan quake survivors as death toll rises
Rescuers continued to search for survivors of a powerful earthquake on Japan’s island of Hokkaido, as the death toll rose to 16. Dozens are still missing with many feared buried under rubble after the magnitude 6.7 quake triggered landslides. Some 1.6 million residents across Hokkaido remain without power. The quake is the second disaster to hit Japan this week, after a deadly typhoon lashed the country’s west coast. The earthquake struck early on Thursday and thousands of people spent the night in evacuation centres. The village of Atsuma was among the hardest hit, where roads and houses collapsed after huge landslides. “We’ve heard there are people still stuck under the mud, so we’ve been working around the clock but it’s been difficult to rescue them,” a rescue worker in Atsuma told public broadcaster NHK. One resident said: “It was horrendous. The land slid all the way down and I thought I would die. I thought my house would collapse.” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed 16 people had been killed, many people injured, and 26 remained missing

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