A beloved actor and former Florida State alum has passed away. Burt Reynolds passed away early Thursday morning after suffering cardiac arrest, according to a report from the Hollywood Reporter.The longtime actor starred in films such as Deliverance and Boogie Nights – where he received an Oscar nod for his portrayal of the director Jack Horner. However, he might be most-remembered in the sports community for his role in The Longest Yard and the remake with Adam Sandler.Reynolds was 82.Breaking: Burt Reynolds, movie star who played it for grins, dies at 82 https://t.co/bHN823BXkn pic.twitter.com/YVZNlhVXoz— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 6, 2018After a standout career in high school, Reynolds accepted a sports scholarship to play for the Florida State Seminoles. He opened his career with a 33-yard pass reception against the Georgia Bulldogs as a freshman in 1954.However injuries derailed his collegiate football career and he turned his attention to acting. Reynolds went on to become one of the most-successful actors of his time, earning heartthrob status.Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.
New Delhi: A crucial meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Saturday unanimously rejected Rahul Gandhi’s offer to resign as party president after the Lok Sabha poll debacle and authorised him to overhaul and restructure the party at all levels. The meeting deliberated on the reasons behind the Congress’s defeat in the elections for four long hours with various leaders urging Rahul Gandhi to continue to provide leadership to the party. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist “Congress President Rahul Gandhi in his address to the CWC offered his resignation as the party president. The CWC unanimously and with one voice rejected the same and requested the Congress President for his leadership and guidance in these challenging times,” said the resolution passed by CWC. The CWC “unanimously” called upon the Rahul Gandhi to lead the party in its ideological battle and to champion the cause of India’s youth, the farmers, the SC, ST, OBCs, the minorities, the poor and the deprived sections, it said. Top Congress leaders from across the country Saturday got together to review the Lok Sabha poll drubbing, as the party’s highest decision-making body met here. The CWC meeting, chaired by Rahul Gandhi, was attended by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, chief ministers of party-ruled states and other top leaders.