Country singer and actor Jerry Reed dead at seventy-one

    Country singer and actor Jerry Reed, famous for songs such as “Amos Moses” and “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot” as well as a starring role as Cletus “Snowman” Snow opposite Burt Reynolds in the first Smokey and the Bandit, died of complications from emphysema at the age of seventy-one. Though many will remember Reed as a straight man for Burt Reynolds or for his last high profile gig as a psychopathic football coach in the Adam Sandler vehicle The Waterboy, Reed is  dear to countless Gen-Xers for his appearance on Scooby Doo. Reed was an accomplished musician who had songs recorded by Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, and Nat King Cole and won a Grammy in 1971 for “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot” and another in 1992 for “Sneakin’ Around,” which he recorded with Chet Atkins. [Yahoo]