Actor Geoffrey Lewis, who appeared in several Clint Eastwood movies and made guest appearances on dozens of television shows in the ’60s through ’80s, passed away on Tuesday in Woodland Hills, California of natural causes. He was 79.
Lewis, father to actress Juliette Lewis, was known for starring in many Clint Eastwood movies.
Juliette took to Instagram to confirm the sad news of her father’s death and pay an emotional tribute to her beloved dad.
She wrote, “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, a Scientologist like daughter Juliette, is known for starring in Clint Eastwood films including High Plains Drifter, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, and Any Which Way But Loose.
High Plains Drifter- Starred as Stacey Bridges
Geoffrey was also known for his role as the gravedigger-turned-vampire in the cult classic horror movie Salem’s Lot.
He was most recently working on a short film about minor league baseball titled High and Outside.
Geoffrey moved to California at the age of 10 from Rhode Island. Lewis is survived by his wife Paula Hochhalter, daughter Juliette and nine other children including Lightfield Lewis, Brandy Lewis, Dierdre Lewis, Peter Lewis and Matthew Lewis.
Geoffrey Lewis in Ring the Bells music Video: