Was pronounced dead in error: Now Tony Dow is dead

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Actor Tony Dow has died. He lived to be 77 years old.

His son, Christopher, confirms this in a post on the actor’s Facebook page.

From the post it appears that Tony Dow was surrounded by his family when he took his last breath.

‘Although it is a very sad day, I have found comfort and peace that he is in a better place. He was the best father anyone could ask for. He was my coach, my mentor, my voice of reason, my best friend and my hero,’ says the 42-year-old son in the post.

The sad news comes just days after the cancer-stricken ‘Leave It To Beaver’ actor was – by mistake – declared dead in a now deleted post on the same Facebook page.

It was Tony Dow’s manager who had written the notice because a distraught Lauren Dow, who is Tony Dow’s wife, had thought that her husband had passed away, which is why she contacted the management.

Tony Low was particularly known for his role as the older brother, Wally Cleaver, in the popular television series ‘Leave It To Beaver’, which ran across American television screens from 1957 to 1963.

He resumed the role in the 80s, when ‘The New Leave It To Beaver’ was made, but in the meantime – and subsequently – Tony Low has had several series roles. He could most recently be seen in the 2003 comedy film ‘Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star’.

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