James Hooks Reynolds, Stuntman Brother Of Burt Reynolds, Passes Away At 83
Just six months after legendary actor Burt Reynolds passed away from a heart attack, his family has been dealt another blow as his stuntman brother James Hooks Reynold has died at the age of 83.
James, who went by Jimmy, reportedly passed away at his home in Hollywood, Florida on March 15, with a source saying that he suffered a heart attack. Jimmy had been estranged from Burt for years, and the Reynolds family allegedly believes that he died of a “broken heart” over being left out of his brother’s 2018 funeral.
A friend of Jimmy’s widow Maria Reynolds told reporters that Loni Anderson, Burt’s ex-wife, “didn’t invite Jimmy to his own brother’s funeral, and it broke his heart. He never recovered.”
The source went on to say that after Burt’s funeral, Jimmy had knee surgery and hurt his hip. In the end, the insider added that “he died in his wife’s arms.”
“He was so loved and will be missed,” the source continued.
At the time of Burt’s funeral, Maria had opened up about how hurt Jimmy was over not being invited.
“He is so sad and upset he couldn’t say goodbye alongside his family,” she said.
Maria went on to say that even though the brothers did not get along at times, they still loved each other.
“No one at the funeral knew Burt like his brother,” Maria said. “He looks back now and, of course, apologizes. But to leave him out of the funeral is horrible. It breaks his heart.”
Please pray for the Reynolds family during this difficult time.