Update: ‘Leave It To Beaver’ Star Tony Dow ‘On Hospice And In His Last Hours,’ Says Son
Dow famously played Wally Cleaver, the brother of the titular character, in the classic sitcom.
Because of incorrect information distributed by the management team for the actor Tony Dow, NBC News published in error an obituary for Dow on Tuesday morning, written by Variety. As this article explains, Dow is in hospice but is alive.
Tony Dow, the actor and director finest recognized for enjoying Wally Cleaver within the iconic collection “Depart It to Beaver,” remains to be alive, his household mentioned, regardless of a press release from his administration staff Tuesday saying he had died.
Dow’s official Fb web page posted an announcement of the “passing of our beloved Tony this morning,” however the publish has since been deleted.
The actor’s son, Christopher Dow, advised NBC Information in a textual content message Thursday afternoon that his father remains to be “on hospice and in his final hours.”
“He has household and pals surrounding him,” Christopher Dow mentioned. “Thanks for retaining us in your prayers throughout this tough time.”
An additional Fb publish to Dow’s official web page from his administration staff attributed the confusion to miscommunication.
Dow was born in Hollywood, California — his mom was an early stuntwoman and double for Clara Bow. He was a Junior Olympics diving champion however didn’t have a lot showbiz expertise when he tagged together with a pal and ended up auditioning for and successful the position of Wally.