Hollywood actor Burt Reynolds. Picture: Reuters

Burt Reynolds was honoured with a private funeral service on Wednesday.

The iconic actor tragically passed away earlier this month at the age of 82, and although it was recently revealed he has already been cremated, his friends and family gathered in West Palm Beach, Florida, for a small service in memory of the 'Deliverance' star.

After the service, attendees went the nearby tavern, E.R. Bradley's Saloon, as it was claimed the late actor "loved" to visit small bars such as that one.

A source told People magazine: "Burt was a real person and he loved these kinds of casual watering holes."

According to a funeral program obtained by Us Weekly magazine, a eulogy was given by Todd Vittum, who starred alongside Burt in 'The Last Movie Star', whilst his 'Smokey and the Bandit II' co-star Patrick Moody delivered the closing prayer.

Burt passed away in hospital on September 6 after suffering a cardiac arrest, and it was recently revealed on his death certificate that his remains have already been cremated at Florida's Gold Coast Crematory.

His niece, Nancy Lee Brown Hess is in charge of his ashes, and it has also been revealed she is named as personal representative of his estate on his will, which puts her in charge of all his possessions.

Burt's will also states that his son 30-year-old Quinton has been "omitted" from the document, because the star set up a separate trust for him "during his lifetime", the details of which are not known.

The papers read: "I intentionally omit him from this, my Last Will and Testament, as I have provided for him during my lifetime in my Declaration of Trust."

Shortly after his passing, Nancy released a heartfelt statement in which she claimed the passing of her uncle had come as a shock to her family.

She said: "My uncle was not just a movie icon; he was a generous, passionate and sensitive man who was dedicated to his family, friends, fans and acting students

"He has had health issues, however, this was totally unexpected. He was tough. Anyone who breaks their tailbone on a river and finishes the movie is tough. And that's who he was. My uncle was looking forward to working with Quentin Tarantino (in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood') and the amazing cast that was assembled."