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Actor Geoffrey Lewis, father to Juliette Lewis, dies at 79

Geoffrey Lewis and his wife Paula at the premiere of 'The Way of the Gun' in 2000. The prolific television actor and frequent co-star of Clint Eastwood died Tuesday at the age of 79.
Geoffrey Lewis and his wife Paula at the premiere of 'The Way of the Gun' in 2000. The prolific television actor and frequent co-star of Clint Eastwood died Tuesday at the age of 79.
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Geoffrey Lewis, a prolific television actor and frequent co-star of Clint Eastwood, died Tuesday at the age of 79.

Carleen Donovan, a publicist for his daughter, actress Juliette Lewis, confirmed the news Wednesday.

The veteran character actor's credits alongside Eastwood include "High Plains Drifter," ''Thunderbolt and Lightfoot," ''Every Which Way But Loose," and its sequel, and "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," among others.

He received a Golden Globe nomination for the television series "Flo," and also appeared in shows that include "Murder She Wrote," ''The A-Team," and "Mission: Impossible."

Juliette Lewis on Wednesday morning posted a photo of her and her father to her Instagram account, writing that she is forever his daughter and that he will never be gone.

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.

A photo posted by Juliette Lewis (@juliettelewis) on