Grieving Blake Lively shares a photo of Father Ernie… after his death from heart complications at age 74

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Grieving Blake Lively shares sweet photo of late father Ernie… after his death at age 74 from cardiac arrest

  • The veteran actor died of heart complications last Thursday, June 3.
  • His wife and children were reportedly at his bedside when he died
  • Ernie most 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 film credit was the indie film Phobic. from 2020
  • He is survived by his wife Elaine, his five children and nine grandchildren, including Blake’s three children with husband Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively remembers her father Ernie a day after the news that the actor had passed away at the age of 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 photo, a young Blake leaned on her father’s shoulder and smiled softly as he rested his chin on her head and closed 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

Loved and missed: Blake Lively remembered her late father Ernie online on Thursday, the day after news of his death was made public

Let the photo speak for itself, the mother of three added a brown heart emoji and nothing more.

Lively and her father were close and even collaborated on her 2005 film debut, Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants.

His family revealed that the veteran actor died of heart complications in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 3. THR.com.

Tragic: His family revealed that the veteran actor passed away on Thursday, June 3, in Los Angeles from heart complications.  He was 74 years old, seen with his daughter in 2005 above

Tragic: His family revealed that the veteran actor passed away on Thursday, June 3, in Los Angeles from heart complications.  He was 74 years old, seen with his daughter in 2005 above

Tragic: His family revealed that the veteran actor passed away on Thursday, June 3, in Los Angeles from heart complications. He was 74 years old, seen with his daughter in 2005 above

Lively had been married to his wife Elaine since 1979 and together they have raised five children, all actors (pictured with Elaine and Blake in 2016)

Lively had been married to his wife Elaine since 1979 and together they have raised five children, all actors (pictured with Elaine and Blake in 2016)

Lively had been married to his wife Elaine since 1979 and together they have raised five children, all 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 then enjoyed a steady acting career with his final role in the independent film Phobic, released last year.

After playing the on-screen father of his famous daughter in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, he reprized the character for the 2008 film’s 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 as inspiration for her own acting career.

Lively's wife and five children were at his bedside when he died, and he also leaves behind nine grandchildren, including the three children Blake shares with husband Ryan Reynolds (pictured in 2016 with daughters James and Ines)

Lively's wife and five children were at his bedside when he died, and he also leaves behind nine grandchildren, including the three children Blake shares with husband Ryan Reynolds (pictured in 2016 with daughters James and Ines)

Lively’s wife and five children were at his bedside when he died, and he also leaves behind 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 include small roles in Passenger 57, Turner & Hooch, Showdown In Little Tokyo and Mulholland Falls.

He also made guest appearances on 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.

According to his family, his wife and children were at his bedside when he died and he also has 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 then enjoyed a steady acting career with his final role in the 2020 independent film Phobic.

Lively made his Hollywood debut with a small role in The Waltons in 1975 and then enjoyed a steady acting career with his final role in the 2020 independent film Phobic.

Lively made his Hollywood debut with a small role in The Waltons in 1975 and then enjoyed a steady acting career with his final role in the 2020 independent film Phobic.

His big screen credits include small roles in Passenger 57, Turner & Hooch, Showdown In Little Tokyo and Mulholland Falls, and he made guest appearances on a range of TV shows including The X-Files (pictured), The Dukes of Hazzard, Seinfeld and The West Wing

His big screen credits include small roles in Passenger 57, Turner & Hooch, Showdown In Little Tokyo and Mulholland Falls, and he made guest appearances on a range of TV shows including The X-Files (pictured), The Dukes of Hazzard, Seinfeld and The West Wing

His big screen credits include small roles in Passenger 57, Turner & Hooch, Showdown In Little Tokyo and Mulholland Falls, and he made guest appearances on a range 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 onscreen father in her 2005 film debut The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

Most notably, Lively played his famous daughter's onscreen father in her 2005 film debut The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

Most notably, Lively played his famous daughter’s onscreen father in her 2005 film debut The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

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