Blake Lively’s father Ernie Lively dies from cardiac complications at age 74

Blake Lively‘s father Ernie Lively has died at age 74.

The late actor passed away following cardiac complications in Los Angeles on June 3, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was with his entire family at the time of his death.

Ernie experienced a 50-year-long career in front of the camera. He made his acting debut with a small part in The Waltons in 1975.

He is best known for his role in Passenger 57 (1992) and starring as Blake’s dad in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films.

Ernie’s other acting credits were in Shocker (1989), Air America (1990), Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991), American Pie 2 (2001) and Mulholland Falls (1996). He also had guest appearances on hit TV shows like Jag, That ’70s Show, The X-Files and Seinfeld.

His final role was in an independent film titled Phobic.

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Ernie suffered prior health complications when he had a heart attack in 2003, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. In November 2013, he received stem-cell therapy as part of an experimental retrograde gene procedure.

He is survived by his children Blake, Jasons, Eric, Robyn, Lori, wife, Elaine and sister Judith.

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