After his representatives mistakenly published a message on Facebook on Tuesday morning announcing his death from liver cancer, Tony Dow is allegedly still alive.

Several important news organizations, including The New York Times, CNN, and HuffPost, reported on the comment, which has now been deleted.

Dow, who portrayed Wally Cleaver in the 1950s comedy Leave It to Beaver, is presently in hospice and is still alive, according to TMZ.

In an interview with ABC Eyewitness News’ George Pennacchio, Lauren Shulkind, the wife of Tony Dow, stated that Tony was in hospice.

In a tweet, Shulkind “inferred that Tony passed away” because of health problems he was having overnight.

Given what has been happening with Tony’s health, she is understandably upset and grieving, Pennacchio stated.

Tony Dow
Tony Dow

After Dow’s managers, Frank Bilotta and Renee James, wrongly announced his passing this morning, tributes to Dow began to stream in on social media on Tuesday from admirers and former colleagues.

In the now-deleted message, Bilotta and James stated, “It is with a very heavy heart that we share with you the demise of our beloved Tony this morning.”

Tony had a lovely soul; he was sympathetic, witty, and modest. Simply being with him was a source of great joy.

You couldn’t help but love him because of his calming voice and unassuming demeanor.


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