Our sincere sympathies go out to his family, friends, and supporters who are grieving his passing now that it has really happened.
Actor Tony Dow, who had previously been reported to have died, really passed away at the age of 77 after battling cancer. The news was made on the same Facebook page where it was previously made clear that Dow was still alive.
“We have received confirmation from Christopher, Tony’s son, that Tony passed away earlier this morning, with his loving family at his side to see him through this journey,” the statement began.
“We know that the world is collectively saddened by the loss of this incredible man. He gave so much to us all and was loved by so many,” the post added. “Words cannot express how much we will all feel his absence, but will cherish the memories he left to each and every one of us.”
In the same statement, his son Christopher added a message of his own to his father, stating: “Although this is a very sad day, I have comfort and peace that he is in a better place. He was the best Dad anyone could ask for.”
“He was my coach, my mentor, my voice of reason, my best friend, my best man in my wedding, and my hero. My wife said something powerful and shows the kind of man he was. She said: “Tony was such a kind man. He had such a huge heart and I’ve never heard Tony say a bad or negative thing about anyone.’”
“We respectfully ask that everyone give the family privacy in their time of mourning,” the statement concluded.
As we previously reported, the film producer’s wife, Lauren Shulkind, was the one who falsely informed Dow’s management about the actor’s passing. At that time, the actor is still alive but not well.
However, his son Christopher clarified this erroneous information in a statement that was published on the actor’s Facebook page, writing, “Dad is at home, under hospice care, and in his last hours. My wife and I are by his side along with many friends that have visited. He has a fighting heart.”
The director disclosed that he had been diagnosed with cancer back in May. He was also sent to the hospital in August for pneumonia.