Who is Lauren Shulkind, Wife of Tony Dow as She Thought Tony Had Passed Away?

“Leave it to Beaver” star Tony Dow is battling cancer and other health problems. So, when the actor’s agent “mistakenly” shared a post on Facebook announcing his demise, it took social media in a storm. People started paying tributes, Some couldn’t believe the cause. Lauren Shulkind wife of Tony Dow “believed her husband was dead.”


Lengthy post on Facebook claiming Tony’s demise

The actor’s management team shared a long post on Tuesday Morning. The post said, “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. 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. We will miss you.” The now-deleted post said.

Lauren Shulkind
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Cause of the rumors of Tony Dow, Lauren Shulkind Reaction

However, the claims were denied before the afternoon, and the post was deleted. While the exact cause of this massive error is not clear, it may have been because of a confusing statement and miscommunication by his wife Lauren Shulkind. Based on some health issues overnight, Lauren inferred that Tony had passed away to some close people and the word quickly spread.

Lauren Shulkind

Tony celebrated his 77th birthday this April. He and Lauren have been happily married for 42 years now. They celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary on 16th June and shared an adorable post on Tony’s Facebook account.

GMA producer Tony Morisson put an end to rumors on Tuesday afternoon via a tweet that said, “BREAKING: #TonyDow, best known for playing Wally Cleaver on the iconic TV sitcom “Leave it to Beaver,” is ALIVE.”

Battling cancer among other health issues

A news channel that talked to Lauren said that She is distraught about Tony’s health battles these past months. He is undergoing treatments at their home. As per reports, Lauren admitted that it’s all her fault, she is feeling foolish about it and she has been distraught these days. She feels guilty for causing a commotion in this challenging time. The channel added.


Lauren’s grief-stricken condition is understandable. She had previously shared a heart-wrenching post on May 5, revealing Tony’s diagnosis of cancer. Lauren informed the fans about the health issues they are facing and the upcoming Immunotherapy infusion. She requested the fans to pray for Tony and to keep him in his thoughts. Later Tony shared an update with fans that the Immunotherapy sessions are working and he feels progress. He was able to walk for quite a distance without support. Now that the miscommunication is cleared, we hope for Tony’s healthy recovery.


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