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He died a famous actor and musician

September 3 2008
05:55

In the United States at age 71, died an American actor and musician Jerry Reed. He wrote the song played great Elvis Presley, and the composer repeatedly became the winner of a Grammy.

Reed's musical career began at age 18. During his artistic career he has recorded over 40 albums and was twice winner of the Grammy Awards. Reed was invited as a session guitarist by many famous artists. In addition to collaborating with the King of Rock and Roll ", the musician went to touring with such stars as Joan Baez and Ringo Starr.

Around the mid 70's Reed began acting in movies - he appeared more than a dozen Hollywood tape. One of the most famous of his roles, Reed played with a series of films "Smokey and the Bandit."

The cause of death of actor and musician has emphysema, reports Reuters.

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