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Tony Dow lifeless: Wally Cleaver actor on ‘Depart it to Beaver’ dies at 77 – Nationwide

Tony Dow, former star of beloved household TV comedy Depart it to Beaver, has died on the age of 77.

Dow’s administration group confirmed on Fb the actor’s passing on Tuesday morning. (The submit, seen beneath, has since been faraway from the social media platform.)

A submit to Tony Dow’s Fb web page confirmed the actor’s dying, however has since been eliminated.

Tony Dow / Fb

“Tony was a good looking soul — variety, compassionate, humorous and humble. It was actually a pleasure to simply be round him,” the assertion learn. “His mild voice and unpretentious method was instantly comforting and you would not assist however love him. The world has misplaced a tremendous human being, however we’re all richer for the recollections that he has left us.”

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Dow’s supervisor, Frank Bilotta, confirmed to a number of information shops Tuesday that the actor died of problems from liver most cancers.

Dow was greatest recognized for taking part in older brother Wally Cleaver to Jerry Mathers’ Beaver within the iconic black-and-white tv sequence that aired within the late Fifties and early Sixties.

(Pictured left to proper) Jerry Mathers (as Theodore Cleaver) and Tony Dow (as Wally Cleaver) star within the CBS tv state of affairs comedy ‘Depart It To Beaver’ episode ‘Practice Journey.’ Picture dated Feb. 28, 1958.

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He reprised the function for the 1983 TV movie Nonetheless the Beaver, a 1987 episode of The Love Boat and The New Depart It to Beaver TV sequence from 1983-1989.

He additionally took on writing, producing and directing, helming episodes of Harry and the Hendersons, Coach, Babylon 5, Honey I Shrunk the Youngsters and an episode of Star Trek: Deep Area 9.

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In Might, Dow and his spouse Lauren posted to Fb that Dow had “as soon as once more” been identified with most cancers.

Based on his web site biography, Dow was additionally a gifted sculptor and had his creations on exhibit in a number of worldwide museums.

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