Obituary: What Happened To Tony Dow? Death Cause And Children Of The Film Producer
Renowned American producer and actor Tony Dow passed away on July 26 at the age of 77 after battling an illness leaving behind a legacy that lasted more than fifty years.
Tony’s management and family confirmed the news of the actor’s passing after numerous updates on his health and treatment in the past year.
Dow was best known for his role as Wally Cleaver in the TV sitcom Leave It To Beaver which aired in 1957 all through 1963.
Obituary: What Happened To Tony Dow? Death Cause Of The Actor
Tony Dow passed away on July 26, and the terminal illness he had been battling for the past year is the cause of his death. The American actor had cancer and had been getting treatments for the disease.
The renowned actor announced his critical health condition on his official Facebook page in early May. Tony wrote,
“I have some unfortunate news to share with you. Unfortunately, Tony has once again been diagnosed with cancer. He is approaching this reality bravely, but it is heartbreaking.”
His fans and followers were heartbroken by the news but wished the actor the best for his treatment sending prayers along his way.
Dow’s family later announced that he was doing great, keeping motivated and trying his best to stay positive with his treatments.
In late May, the actor updated his fan base, writing, “I’m beginning Immunotherapy, and it seems to be working. I can now get up and walk without assistance and feel improvement every day.”
The news cheered up his friends, family, and fans as the actor seemed to be doing better with his treatment.
On July 21, Tony’s Management team updated, saying that teh actor and his family have been going through a lot of challenges with his health going in and out of the hospital for his treatment, and thanked everyone for her sincere prayers.
On July 26, his management confirmed the news of his passing after a long battle with his disease. He lived an extraordinary life leaving behind a legacy fighting for his life till his last breath like the brave soul he is.
Children Of The Film Producer
The legendary actor and film producer Tony Dow has one child named Christopher Dow. Like his father, Tony, he is also an actor who starred in teh New Leave It To Beaver TV series in 1985.
Christopher starred in teh show as Young Wally, who was 16 years old, following his father’s footsteps. The young man is the son of actor Tony Dow from his first partner, Carol Marlow.
Other than starring in the new spinoff of his father’s most famous series, Tony’s son has not made any other acting appearances and is living his life in the shadows, away from the media’s attention.
Christopher is married and has a daughter named Tyla, and the family is devastated at the loss of his father, Tony.
Tony Dow Wife – Was He Married?
Tony Dow was married to his wife, Lauren Shulkind, for 22 years when he passed away recently. The couple married each other in 1980, but the two did not have any children together.
Dow was formerly married to his partner, Carol Marlo, in 1969, but the couple separated in 1980 after having a son named Christopher.
Lauren and Tony have been together for more than two decades as they both supported each other, and Lauren was with him through the last moments of his life while battling cancer.
On June 20, Tony’s wife posted a picture of the two writing,
“On June 16, 1980, we were married in Laguna Beach among the hermit crabs and tide pools. 42 years ago! Now we’re having health challenges. Do keep Tony in your thoughts. He has another Immunotherapy infusion this coming week.”