Leave It To Beaver star Tony Dow is alive, despite the note that was posted on Facebook that informed the world about his passing.

The statement reporting Tony’s death that was posted on his official Facebook page Tuesday morning has now been removed. TMZ has spoken with Tony’s manager who says Tony’s wife, Lauren, who is very distraught, believed her husband was dead — and told his management.

Dow is still alive and breathing while in hospice care. It’s a delicate situation, and it will be monitored with updates.

The original statement: A statement from Tony’s team reveals he died Tuesday morning, “Tony was a beautiful soul – kind, compassionate, funny and humble. It was truly a joy to just be around him. His gentle voice and unpretentious manner was immediately comforting and you could not help but love him. The world has lost an amazing human being, but we are all richer for the memories that he has left us.”

Born in Hollywood, California, Tony broke out as Wally Cleaver on “Leave It To Beaver”, which ran from 1957 to 1963. Dow continued his acting career on television programs like “Never Too Late” and “My Three Sons” before serving in The National Guard from 1965 to 1968. He reprised the role of Wally from 1983-1989 on “The New Leave It To Beaver.”

Tony continued acting into the 21st century when he appeared in “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star.” We will continue monitoring this ongoing story here at Thirsty.

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Andre Porter

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