( CNN) Longtime film and television actor Rance Howard, father-god of conductor Ron Howard, has died, according to a Saturday tweet from Ron Howard’s authenticated account.

“Clint& I have been blessed to be Rance Howard’s lads. Today he transferred at 89. He accepted especially towering 4 its capability to equilibrium desire w/ great personal integrity. A depression-era raise son, his fondnes for playing changed the course of our family history. We cherish& miss U Dad, ” Ron Howard tweeted.

Details of the extinction were not immediately available.