Geoffrey Lewis, a prolific television actor and frequent co-star of Clint Eastwood, has died at the age of 79.

Carleen Donovan, a publicist for his daughter, actress Juliette Lewis, on Wednesday confirmed that he died on Tuesday.

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 including 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.

AAP

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She also published this photo of her parents on instagram a month ago – crediting them for her quirky personality and zest for life.