According to The Hollywood Reporter, the family of Ernie Lively announced that the former actor died at 74 years of age after cardiac complications last Thursday (03), in Los Angeles.
By 2003, he had already suffered a massive heart attack, leaving him with only 50% of coronary function. Years later, he entered medical history, becoming the first recorded patient to undergo innovative gene therapy of injecting the patient’s own stem cells to regenerate damaged muscles and arteries.
The surgery allowed Ernie could survive long enough to meet the three grandchildren, children of Blake Lively together with Ryan Reynolds: James, Inez e Betty.
It was said that Ernie he was at home, with his family, when he had a sudden illness, went into shock and couldn’t resist.
For those who don’t know, he was married to the actress and producer Elaine Lively, and all his children also followed the career.
His heirs in drama are Blake Lively (‘Gossip Girl’), Eric Lively (‘American Pie’), Robyn Lively (‘Twin Peaks’), Lori Lively (‘Star Trek: The New Mission’), and Jason Lively (‘Os Gatões’).
Born in 1947, the artist has participated in several TV series, such as ‘The Big Guys’, ‘Turner & Hooch’, ‘Falcon Crest’, ‘Malibu Shores’, ‘The X-Files’, ‘West Wing: Behind the Scenes of Power’, ‘That ’70s Show’ and ‘Written Murder’.
In cinema, he acted in renowned films, such as ‘The Price of Betrayal’, ‘The Buscapé Family’, ‘Passenger 57’, ‘No Mundo da Lua’, ‘Massacre in the Japanese Quarter’ and also lived the father of Lively in ‘Four Friends and a Traveling Jeans’.