Jerry Reed Dies

Jerry Reed, known for his onscreen antics with Burt Reynolds as much as for his musical virtuosity, died in hospice care in Nashville September 2, according to the Tennessean

Reed, 71, had been suffering from emphysema.  Before he became “The Snowman” sidekick in “Smokey & The Bandit,” he was already an accomplished musician, known for his syncopated guitar work and for his hits “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot” and “Lord Mr. Ford.” 

He wrote songs for Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Porter Wagoner, Brenda Lee and others, according to the paper.