Grieving Blake Lively shares sweet snapshot of late dad Ernie… after his death at 74 from cardiac arrest
- The veteran actor died of heart complications on Thursday, June 3
- His wife and children were said to have been at his bedside when he died
- Ernie notably played Blake’s onscreen father in his 2005 first film Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants
- Lively made her Hollywood debut with a small role in The Waltons in 1975
- Her last screen credit was the 2020 independent film Phobic
- He is survived by his wife Elaine, five children and nine grandchildren, including Blake’s three children with husband Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively remembers his father Ernie a day after learning the actor had passed away at the age of 74.
The Gossip Girl actress, 33, took to social media to share a photo of herself and her dad sharing a sweet moment on Thursday.
In an instant, a young Blake leaned on her father’s shoulder and smiled softly as he rested his chin on her head and closed his eyes.
Liked and Missed: Blake Lively remembered her late father Ernie online Thursday, the day after news of his death broke
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 first film in 2005, Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants.
His family revealed that the veteran actor died of heart complications on Thursday, June 3 in Los Angeles, according to THR.com.
Tragic: His family revealed the veteran actor died of heart complications on Thursday, June 3 in Los Angeles. He was 74, seen with his daughter in 2005 above
Lively had been married to his wife Elaine since 1979 and together they 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 continued his acting career with his final role in the indie film Phobic, released last year.
After playing his famous daughter’s onscreen father in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, he reprized the character for the film’s sequel in 2008.
Lively was also a respected acting trainer, as was his wife Elaine, whom he married in 1979, and Blake acknowledged that watching his parents teach inspired his own acting career.
Lively’s wife and five children were at his bedside when he died 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 has also made appearances in a series of television 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 also all actors.
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 continued to enjoy a stable acting career with his last upcoming role 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 has made appearances on a series of TV shows including The X-Files (pictured), The Dukes of Hazzard, Seinfeld and The West Wing
Most notably, Lively played the on-screen father of his famous daughter in his first film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in 2005.