Family, friends mourn Burt Reynolds at small private memorial

Service held at funeral home in North Palm Beach

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Burt Reynolds attends the screening of 'The Bandit' during the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 12, 2016, in Austin, Texas.

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. - About 80 of Burt Reynolds friends and relatives shared memories of the late actor at a private memorial service.

A family spokeswoman says Reynolds' ex-wife Loni Anderson and their son Quinton Anderson Reynolds were among the speakers at the Thursday service at Quattlebaum Funeral Home in North Palm Beach, Florida.

Reynolds died at age 82 on Sept. 6, and, according to a death certificate issued Sept. 10 that was obtained by "Entertainment Tonight," he was cremated. No cause of death has been revealed.

Bobby Bowden, former football coach at Florida State University, where Reynolds was a player, opened the service with a prayer and stories from the actor's life.

Anderson, who had a famously difficult divorce from Reynolds, shared fond memories of their time together, calling their son their "greatest collaboration."
 

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