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