Juliette Lewis has paid tribute to her late father Geoffrey Lewis, saying his memory will live on.

Geoffrey Lewis - who died of natural causes aged 79 - starred in the Clint Eastwood movies 'High Plains Drifter', 'Thunderbolt and Lightfoot', 'Every Which Way But Loose', 'Any Which Way You Can' and 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil', and Juliette has heaped praise on the San Diego-born actor.

Writing on Instagram, she said: ''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.(sic)''

What's more, the actress thanked fans for their messages of support following the sad news.

She tweeted: ''I cant say the words. No amount of tears will wash it away. Thank u for your out pouring support. Life is love and love never dies.(sic)''

Geoffrey had recently been shooting sport drama 'High and Outside', and as things stand, it's not currently known what will happen to the movie.