Salem’s Lot & High Plains Drifter Star Geoffrey Lewis Dead At 79: Father Of Juliette Lewis (VIDEOS)

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Juliette Lewis' actor father Geoffrey Lewis dead at 79

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.

Juliette Lewis (left) and father Geoffrey Lewis pictures

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.

Geoffrey Lewis starred with Clint Eastwood

High Plains Drifter- Starred as Stacey Bridges

The character actor also had memorable roles in Pink Cadillac and Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil.

Geoffrey was also known for his role as the gravedigger-turned-vampire in the cult classic horror movie Salem’s Lot.

Geoffrey Lewis in Salem's Lot

 

Geoffrey Lewis in Salem's Lo

Salem’s Lot:

The Devil’s Rejects – played role of Roy Sullivan

Geoffrey received a Golden Globe nomination in 1980 for his role in the television series Flo.

His other regular TV roles included parts of Murder, She Wrote, Little House On The Prairie, Falcon Crest and Hawaii Five-O.

Geoffrey Lewis dead at age 79

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:

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