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'Leave it to Beaver' star Tony Dow on death bed

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Posted at 9:45 AM, Jul 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-26 17:30:47-04

Editors note: KGUN 9 was originally notified of Tony Dow's death, however, he is still alive, but on his death bed.

According to the New York Post, Dow's wife mistakenly believed he was dead.

The U.S. Weekly also reveals he is currently in hospice care.

Original story:

Tony Dow, who played Wally on the sitcom "Leave it to Beaver," died at the age of 77.

Dow's management team made the announcement on Dow's Facebook page Tuesday.

"Tony was a beautiful soul - kind, compassionate, funny and humble," the statement says. "It was truly a joy to just be around him."

Dow's team announced the actor was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. However, they did not disclose what type of cancer he was battling.

In an update last week, they described Dow's situation as a roller coaster of "ups and downs."

In addition to playing Wally on "Leave it to Beaver," Dow also had roles in Star Trek and Babylon 5.