Belatedly news reaches me that 'Snowman' Jerry Reed has died aged 71. Jerry is probably best know to those outside the USA for his memorable role as Cletus Snow in Smokey and the Bandit with Burt Reynolds but in the States he was probably equally well known as a brilliant country music singer, country guitarist, session musician, songwriter as well as actor. His true southern humor and warmth of character will be greatly missed.
Somehow watching Smokey and the Bandit just won't be quite the same. Atlanta Georgia is a sad place today..
Rest in Peace Snowman...