Blake Lively is in mourning.

Her father, actor Ernie Lively, died of heart complications at the age of 74, according to



Himself an actor, he started his very prolific career in 1975 with a role in the series

La Famille des Collines


He was then seen in particular in

Sheriff Fais-Moi Peur

, The



A La Maison-Blanche


That 70's Show

, or



In total, Ernie Lively had accumulated more than 100 credits in television or in the cinema.

In parallel with his career, Ernie Lively had established himself as a mentor for many young actors, as a coach.

His children Blake and Eric were also among his students.

Blake Lively had remained very close to her father.

She had not only started her career in front of the camera, in his first and only directing,


, in 1998, but he had also played her dad on screen in 

Four Girls and a John


Inspiring journey

Blake Lively's father worried the whole family in 2003 when he suffered a devastating heart attack.

After a decade of difficult getting back into shape, he had followed, from 2013, a revolutionary treatment based on stem cells.

Beyond his acting career, Ernie Lively had also been an English teacher and served in the navies during the Vietnam War, according to the

Hollywood Reporter


All of his children, the two he had with his wife Elaine (Blake and Eric), and the three he adopted, born from his wife's previous marriage (Lori, Jason and Robyn), followed in his footsteps. and became actors.

He leaves behind a wife, five children, and nine grandchildren, as well as a sister, Judith.

Blake Lively and her husband Ryan Reynolds have yet to comment on the sad news on social media, which they use more often to relay their charitable initiatives or to tease each other.


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