Leave It To Beaver actor Tony Dow dies aged 77 following cancer battle

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WALLY CLEAVER star Tony Dow died today aged 77 after being diagnosed with cancer. The sad news was confirmed by his management team earlier today in a statement released on his official Facebook page.

The statement reflected upon the actor’s “comforting” presence as he was labelled a “beautiful soul”.

It read: “It is with an extremely heavy heart that we share with you the passing of our beloved Tony this morning.

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.”

The heartfelt post looked back on Tony’s life and the “big brother” role he played to his friends.

“From the warm reminiscences of Wally Cleaver to those of us fortunate enough to know him personally – thank you Tony,” the statement added.

“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. We will miss you.”

The post was signed off: “Frank Bilotta and Renee James- Tony’s Management Team & Dear Friends”.

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