Lively died of cardiac complications in Los Angeles on June 3, his representative, Julie Smith, confirmed to USA Today.
The actress has since shared in her Instagram stories
a picture of herself snuggling up to her father, her head resting on his shoulder. She added a brown heart emoji to the post.
The “Gossip Girl” alum’s husband, Ryan Reynolds
, also shared the post.
Lively Sr. had more than 100 acting credits to his name, including roles in TV shows “The Waltons,” “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “The X-Files” and “That ’70s Show.”
His big-screen appearances included films such as “American Pie 2
,” “Air America” and “Turner & Hooch.”
In 2005, he famously played Blake Lively’s character’s father in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
” and reprised his role for the movie’s 2008 sequel.
“Traveling Pants” co-star Amber Tamblyn also paid tribute on Instagram.
Writing in her Instagram stories, she said: “Rest In Peace, our dear wonderful Sisterhood set papa: Ernie Lively. What a funny, kind, generous soul. You will be missed but never forgotten. We love you. @blakelively I love you my sister.”
actor Jim Beaver
tweeted: “My buddy, fellow actor, fellow Marine Vietnam vet Ernie Lively has died at 74. I hadn’t seen much of him since he moved away from LA, but I treasure all my memories of working and hanging out with him. Welcome home, Marine.”