Blake Lively’s Father, Ernie Lively, Dies At 74
Blake Lively’s father, Ernie Lively, died at the age of 74 on June 3. He died in Los Angeles from cardiac complications.
The actor’s career started in 1975. He worked five decades in Hollywood and was known for making appearances on several television shows including The Dukes of Hazzard, Turner & Hooch, Falcon Crest, Malibu Shores, The X-Files, The West Wing, That ’70s Show and Murder, She Wrote.
Ernie also appeared in several movies, including Mulholland Falls, The Beverly Hilbillies, Passenger 57, The Man in the Moon, Showdown in Little Tokyo, Air America and Shoker.
Ernie was also in the movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and its sequel, where he played Blake’s father.
Ernie shared five children with his wife Elaine Lively. Their children, Blake, Eric Lively, Robyn Lively, Lori Lively and Jason Lively, who all went into the acting industry.
Before getting into acting, Earnie worked as an English professor and U.S. Marine Corp. captain and served in the Vietnam War.
Ernie had heart surgery in Utah in 2013. After he realized his heart was not functioning well, Ernie contacted a professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine’s Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Dr. Amit Patel. The actor became the first known patient to go through a procedure where his own stem cells were injected into his heart to potentially repair the heart’s damages and arteries.