Country singer, actor Jerry Reed dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/ WVLT) -- Country singer and actor Jerry Reed died Tuesday from complications of emphysema, according to his booking agent.

Reed was known as the laughing sidekick to Burt Reynolds in the movie, "Smokey and the Bandit."

He also topped the country music charts numerous times.

Reed suffered from emphysema and was in hospice care in Nashville.

His number one hits included "When You're Hot, You're Hot" and "Amos Moses."

Jerry Reed was 71.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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