Tony Dow, 'Leave it to Beaver' star, under hospice care in 'last hours' -- according to his son

Tony Dow, an actor and director best known for his role as "The Beaver's" older brother Wally Cleaver on "Leave It to Beaver," is under hospice care in his "last hours," according to Dow's Facebook page. 


A previous report from Dow's management team said the actor had passed away. Dow revealed in May that he had been diagnosed with cancer.

"It is with an extremely heavy heart that we share with you the passing of our beloved Tony this morning," Frank Bilotta and Renee James, Dow's managers, announced in a statement. "Tony was a beautiful soul - kind, compassionate, funny and humble. It was truly a joy to just be around him. His gentle voice and unpretentious manner was immediately comforting and you could not help but love him. The world has lost an amazing human being, but we are all richer for the memories that he has left us. From the warm reminiscences of Wally Cleaver to those of us fortunate enough to know him personally - thank you Tony. And thank you for the reflections of a simpler time, the laughter, the friendship and for the feeling that you were a big brother to us all."

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