The actor, who was a regular collaborator with movie legend Clint Eastwood, died of natural causes at his home in Woodland Hills, California, aged 79.

Lewis, one of his 10 children, has now tribute to her dad on, writing, "I can't say the words. No amount of tears will wash it away. Thank u (you) for your out pouring (sic). Life is love. And love never dies (sic)."

She also shared an old photograph of herself walking arm-in-arm with her father, and added in the caption, "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)."