Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.
iWon News - Singer-actor Jerry Reed dies at the age of 71: "NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - 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.
Reed was a gifted guitarist who later became a songwriter, singer and actor."