Tony Lee Dow best known for his role as Wally Cleaver in the television sitcom Leave It to Beaver from 1957 to 1963 has passed away. He was 77.
The news came a day after his management team announced his premature death. A new statement was posted on the actor’s Facebook page which confirmed his passing. Tony Dow passed away earlier this morning surrounded by his loving family.
We have received confirmation from Christopher, Tony’s son, that Tony passed away earlier this morning, with his loving family at his side to see him through this journey.
According to TMZ, the confusion regarding the actor’s death was caused by his wife Lauren, who was very distraught at the time and believed her husband was dead. The actor was still alive at the time despite the reports.
Tony, who was born in Hollywood, California, rose to prominence as Wally Cleaver on the 1957-1963 television series “Leave It To Beaver.” Dow continued to appear in television shows such as “Never Too Late” and “My Three Sons” before joining the National Guard from 1965 to 1968. He reprised the role of Wally from 1983-1989 on “The New Leave It To Beaver.” RIP.
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