Tony Dow, who is known for playing Wally Cleaver on “Leave It to Beaver” in the late 50s and early 60s, is still alive but is in hospice care, according to CBS News.
The outlet reported that his management team took down a Facebook post announcing the 77-year-old actor’s death on Tuesday morning after his wife informed CBS Sunday Morning that he had not died as of that time.
Per an advisory from CBS News to us affiliates – "In the last hour, we reported that Actor Tony Dow had died based on a public announcement from his management team. CBS News has spoken to the family and learned that, while he is in hospice, he is still alive and breathing." https://t.co/k69zgXIqkG
— Josh Pacheco (@Joshontheradio) July 26, 2022
Although many media outlets reported that the actor had died, his son, Christopher Dow, also confirmed that he is in hospice care amidst a second round of cancer.
“This is a difficult time,” Christopher Dow told Fox News. “Yes, he is still alive but in his last hours. Under hospice care.”
Dow also starred in other television shows such as “Never Too Young” and “My Three Sons.”