Jerry Reed Died of Emphysema. He was a Country Music singer, guitarist, songwriter and actor. Co-starred with Burt Reynolds in "Smokey and the Bandit" which he wrote and sang the theme song, "East Bound and Down"".
Jerry Reed~ (3/20/1937-9/1/2008). Country Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter/Actor. He appeared as himself in TV Show "Alice". Movies -- "Smokey and the Bandit" as Cledus Snow ("Snowman"), "Hot Stuff" as Doug von Horne, "The Waterboy" as Red Beaulieu. His name was Jerry Reed Hubbard. He died of Complications from Emphysema at age 71.