Singer-actor Jerry Reed dies at age 71
Country star gained widespread fame for ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ role
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Jerry Reed, a singer who became a good ol’ boy actor in car chase movies like “Smokey and the Bandit,” has died of complications from emphysema at 71.
His longtime booking agent, Carrie Moore-Reed, no relation to the star, said Reed died early Monday.
“He’s one of the greatest entertainers in the world. That’s the way I feel about him,” Moore-Reed said.
Awesome guitar player, one of my favorites.
R.I.P Jerry... you're going to be truly missed.
another great one with Chet Atkins
Last edited by js; 09-03-2008 at 02:37 AM.
"bing bang boom! hair out...hamburger time" - William Murderface
North Bound And Up Jerry. Rip
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Originally Posted by js
Awesome guitar player
He could really make those strings sing.
"If you believe in forever,
then life is just a one-night stand.
If there's a rock-n-roll Heaven,
well you know they've got a hell of a band..."
Thanks for the good times. RIP, Jerry.
Gonna miss you pal!!!!! RIP