Geoffrey Lewis, who frequently appeared in director Clint Eastwood's movies, passed away at the age of 79 last night, due to natural causes. The actor, who was Juliette Lewis' father, passed in Woodland Hills, California, according to a friend of the family. Juliette Lewis posted the following tribute to her father on her Instagram page last night.
"My dad. My dad my dad my dad my dad. My love my dad. My dad. My hero. My dad. My dad my love my loving father. My strength my might. My friend. My hugs. My laughter. My love. My dad. Oh my heart. My heart. He loved us so. He loved us so. So so much. I am forever my father's daughter and he will never been gone."
Geoffrey Lewis was born in San Diego, California but grew up in Rhode Island before moving back to California at the age of 10. After performing in several off-Broadway productions, he landed a number of guest-starring roles on TV shows like Gunsmoke, The Mod Squad and Mission: Impossible before starring in his first Clint Eastwood movie, High Plains Drifter, in 1973. He ended up starring in seven more Clint Eastwood movies, including Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), Every Which Way But Loose (1978) and Any Which Way You Can (1980), Bronco Billy (1980), Pink Cadillac (1989), and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997).
His other notable film credits include The Devil's Rejects, Heaven's Gate, Dillinger, and Smile. On the small screen, he received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the TV series Flo, a spin-off of Alice. He has also appeared on hit shows such as Barnaby Jones, Hawaii Five-O, Lou Grant, Little House on the Prairie, Falcon Crest and Murder, She Wrote. The actor is survived by his wife Paula Hochhalter, Juliette Lewis and nine other children including actors Lightfield Lewis, Matthew Lewis and Dierdre Lewis. Take a look at what his daughter Juliette Lewis had to say on her Twitter account last night, after her father's passing.
I cant say the words No amount of tears will wash it away Thank u for your out pouring Life is love And love never dies.— Juliette Lewis (@JulietteLewis) April 8, 2015
My dad. My dad my dad my dad my dad. My love my dad. My dad. My hero. My dad. My dad my love my… https://t.co/KJK83DdBc0— Juliette Lewis (@JulietteLewis) April 8, 2015