Death of Jerry Reed

March 20, 1937 - September 2008
Nashville, Tennessee | Age 71

Singer-actor dies at the age of 71
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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.

Reed was a gifted guitarist who later became a songwriter, singer and actor.

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