Blake Lively, Ernie Lively
Ernie Lively, an actor who labored for 5 many years in Hollywood and the father of actress Blake Lively, has died. He was 74.
The star, who was born on Jan. 29, 1947, died of cardiac problems in Los Angeles final Thursday, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.
With a profession courting again to 1975’s The Waltons, Ernie was an everyman actor identified for appearances on a quantity of tv reveals, together with Ernie’s elements on The Dukes of Hazzard, Turner & Hooch, Falcon Crest, Malibu Shores, The X-Files, The West Wing, That ’70s Show, and Murder, She Wrote adopted over the years.
On the huge display, his credit included turns in Mulholland Falls, The Beverly Hillbillies, Passenger 57, The Man in the Moon, Showdown in Little Tokyo, Air America and Shocker.
He additionally famously performed Blake’s father in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and its sequel.
Blake was one of 5 youngsters Ernie shared together with his spouse of 42 years, Elaine Lively. Their 4 different children – Eric Lively, Robyn Lively, Lori Lively, and Jason Lively – all constructed performing careers for themselves as effectively.
Before launching his prolonged performing profession, Ernie was an English professor and a captain in the U.S. Marine Corp, having served in the Vietnam War, based on The Hollywood Reporter.
Ernie, Blake and Elaine Lively
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Ernie underwent coronary heart surgical procedure in Utah in 2013, PEOPLE beforehand reported.
After realizing his coronary heart was solely partially functioning, Ernie related with Dr. Amit Patel, a professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine’s Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and grew to become the first identified affected person to bear retrograde gene remedy for the coronary heart. The groundbreaking process included injecting his personal stem cells into his coronary heart to restore broken muscle and arteries.
“I awoke the different morning and informed my spouse, ‘I have not felt this good in years,'” Ernie informed PEOPLE after the process. “I moved to Utah as a result of of the snow, however I have not been capable of ski. I actually did not have the coronary heart to do it. Now, I’m enthusiastic about dwelling the relaxation of my life as a substitute of sitting round. Dr. Patel saved my life.”
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Ernie and Blake Lively
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In addition to his spouse Elaine and their youngsters, Ernie is survived by 9 grandchildren, his sister Judith, and three of his youngsters’s spouses.