Ernie Lively, an actor and the daddy of “Gossip Girl” star Blake Lively, has died at the age of 74.
Ernie, who performed Blake’s father in two “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” films, handed away Thursday from cardiac problems, his household introduced (via The Hollywood Reporter).
At the tip, Ernie, who died in Los Angeles, was “surrounded by” his spouse, Elaine Lively, and the couple’s youngsters: Blake, “Teen Witch” star Robyn Lively, Lori Lively, Jason Lively and Eric Lively, who’re all actors, in accordance with THR.
Ernie’s work with daughter Blake within the well-liked “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” flicks in 2005 and 2008 got here many years after his showbiz profession began within the Seventies with roles on TV’s “The Waltons,” “Fantasy Island” and, later, “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “Murder, She Wrote” and “The West Wing.”
On the large display screen, Ernie had roles in movies together with the Tom Hanks flick “Turner & Hooch” in 1989 and “The Beverly Hillbillies” in 1993.
He was additionally well-known for his appearing teaching.
Before making his approach to Hollywood, Ernie was an English professor and a US Marine Corp captain who served in Vietnam, THR reported.
In 2013, Ernie underwent groundbreaking coronary heart surgical procedure that injected his personal stem cells into his coronary heart to restore injury, according to People.
“I woke up the other morning and told my wife, ‘I haven’t felt this good in years,’” Ernie advised People after the retrograde gene remedy process. “I moved to Utah because of the snow, but I haven’t been able to ski. I literally didn’t have the heart to do it. Now, I’m excited about living the rest of my life instead of sitting around.”