The son of Dow, known for his role as Wally Cleaver, said this is a ‘difficult time’

Tony Dow, known for his role as Wally Cleaver on “Leave It to Beaver,” is under hospice care in his “last hours,” his son tells Fox News Digital. 

“This is a difficult time,” Christopher Dow said. “Yes, he is still alive, but in his last hours; under hospice care.” 

Earlier Tuesday, Dow’s management team said that the actor had died in a Facebook post, but the social media post has since been taken down. 

Dow’s wife, Lauren Shulkind, gave the “false information” to his management team, his son explained to Fox News Digital. Per TMZ, Dow’s wife is “very distraught” and “believed her husband was dead.” She then told Dow’s management team. 

Christopher also shared an update to Facebook, writing: “This is a difficult time. 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.”