Grieving Blake Lively shares a sweet snap of late dad Ernie… following his death at 74 from cardiac arrest
- The veteran actor died of cardiac complications last Thursday, June 3rd
- His wife and children were reportedly at his bedside when he passed
- Ernie notably played Blake’s on-screen father in her 2005 film debut Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants
- Lively made his Hollywood debut with a small role in The Waltons in 1975
- His last screen credit was the 2020 indie film Phobic
- He is survived by wife Elaine, his five children, and nine grandchildren, including Blake’s three children with husband Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively is remembering her father Ernie a day after news the actor had died at age 74.
The Gossip Girl actress, 33, took to social media to share a photo of her and her father sharing a sweet moment on Thursday.
In the snap Blake leaned on her dad’s shoulder and smiled softly while he rested his chin on her head and closer his eyes.
Loved and missed: Blake Lively remembered her late father Ernie online on Thursday, the day after news of his death was made public
Letting the photo speak for itself, the mother-of-three added a brown heart emoji and nothing more.
Lively and her father were close, even working together on her 2005 film debut, Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants.
Tragic: His family revealed the veteran actor died from cardiac complications on Thursday June 3 in Los Angeles. He was 74-years-old, seen with his daughter in 2005 above
Lively had been married to wife Elaine since 1979 and together they raised five children, all of them actors (pictured with Elaine and Blake in 2016)
The Maryland native made his Hollywood debut with a small role in The Waltons in 1975 and went on to enjoy a steady acting career with his final role coming in the independent film Phobic, released last year.
After playing his famous daughter’s on-screen dad in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, he reprised the character for the movie’s 2008 sequel.
Lively was also a respected acting coach as was his wife Elaine, whom he married in 1979, and Blake has credited watching her parents teach with inspiring her own acting career.
Lively’s wife and five children were at his bedside when he passed away and he is also survived by nine grandchildren, including the three children Blake shares with husband Ryan Reynolds (pictured in 2016 with daughters James and Ines))
Lively’s other big screen credits included small roles in Passenger 57, Turner & Hooch, Showdown In Little Tokyo and Mulholland Falls.
He also made guest appearances in a string of TV shows including Falcon Crest, The X-Files, The Dukes of Hazzard, Seinfeld and The West Wing.
In addition to Blake, his children Eric, Jason, Robyn and Lori are all actors too.
According to his family, his wife and children were at his bedside when he died and he is also survived by nine grandchildren, including Blake’s three children with husband Ryan Reynolds.
Lively made his Hollywood debut with a small role in The Waltons in 1975 and went on to enjoy a steady acting career with his final role coming in the 2020 independent film Phobic
His big screen credits included small roles in Passenger 57, Turner & Hooch, Showdown In Little Tokyo and Mulholland Falls, and he made guest appearances in a string of TV shows including The X-Files (pictured), The Dukes of Hazzard, Seinfeld and The West Wing
Most notably, Lively played his famous daughter’s on-screen dad in her film debut The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in 2005