Tony Dow is an actor, director, and artist best known for his role in Wally Cleaver’s family sitcom. “Leave it to Beaver,”It is still alive but “not doing well,”According to an updated statement by his managers.
The Statement issued Tuesday afternoon, early in the morningThe citation of a family member comes just hours after Dow’s management team published a post declaring his death. Facebook page. Later, the original post was removed.
“This morning Tony’s wife Lauren, who was very distraught, had notified us that Tony had passed and asked that we notify all his fans,”The updated post includes statements from Renee James, Frank Bilotta, and Renee James. “As we are sure you can understand, this has been a very trying time for her. We have since received a call from Tony’s daughter-in-law saying that while Tony is not doing well, he has not yet passed. Tony’s son Christopher and his daughter-in-law Melissa have also been by his side comforting him, and we will keep you posted on any future updates.”
Dow’s son later confirmed that his father is currently in hospice care to NBC News.
“He has family and friends surrounding him,”Christopher Dow, son, said this in a statement. “He is on hospice and in his last hours. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers during this difficult time.”
Dow, who was Jerry Mathers’ older brother in Beaver. “Leave it to Beaver,”Dow has been suffering from a recurrence in his battle with cancer. He had already been treated twice. Last week, Dow’s managers informed him that Dow was ill. “in and out of the hospital with various complications and treatments.”
“Leave it to Beaver”The show aired in the 1950s and 1960s. Wally began playing Wally at 12 years of age.
Mathers played the mischievous Beaver, while Dow was Wally’s older brother Wally. Mathers shared some words about his friend, and co-star in a Tuesday Facebook post.
Dow moved into writing and directed after the show ended. However, he continued to appear on other shows, including “The Love Boat,” “Charles in Charge”And “Lassie.”As a director, he directed episodes of several shows, such as “Coach,” “Babylon 5,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Swamp Thing
Dow was also a highly accomplished entrepreneur. ArtistAnd sculptor. One of his bronze sculptures was displayed once at the Louvre, Paris.