Saturday, May 28, 2022

Tony Dow (Wally Cleaver) has received bad news

Tony Dow, who played the Beaver's big brother, Wally Cleaver, on Leave it to Beaver, has received some devastating news.  Tony's wife, Lauren Shulkind, announced in a Facebook post on Thursday, May 5th. that her husband's cancer had returned.  She did not specify what type of cancer Tony has.

"Dear friends and fans of Tony Dow, I have some very sad news to share with you," "Unfortunately, Tony has once again been diagnosed with cancer. He is approaching this reality so bravely, but it is truly heartbreaking.

"We want to thank you in advance for your caring thoughts. Our Love, Lauren & Tony."

The former child star is 77 and has been battling health issues.  In August of 2021, Lauren confirmed to TMZ that Tony had been hospitalized with pneumonia after an agonizing 24-hour wait in the emergency room.  Due to a surge of DELTA variant of  COVID cases in Los Angeles area, there was a shortage of hospital beds. 

Tony is reportedly a two-time cancer survivor.  He survived a bout with prostate cancer, followed by gall bladder cancer.

- Joanne

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