Star STILL Alive

BREAKING: Earlier today, we posted this story Star Still Alive.  It is now being reported that actor Tony Dow has passed away.

At Comic Con Rhode Island last year, imagine my surprise when my 80’s 90’s pop cultured wife Heidi, (pictured above) stopped in her tracks when she saw, OH MY GOD, Tony Dow! Yes, star still alive, Tony Dow, who played Wally on the iconic Leave It To Beaver television show was standing before me and star struck Heidi.

Celebrity Spottings

Why, should be the next logical question you ask, would an 80’s 90’s centered person, care about SIXTIES pop culture? I mean look at her. She’s NOT from the 1960’s or 1970’s. Well, I could blame Heidi’s Dad, another Tony, who inoculated Heidi at a young age with EVERYTHING 60’s, 70’s 80’s pop culture.

Celebrity Spottings

Heidi has this weird power. No matter where we go, she seems to bump in to celebrities. Waiting for a train, she literally walked in to actor Brian Dennehy at a New York train station. Then AGAIN at the Red Robin in Worcester. Also, while in New York, getting out of a cab, the car stopped at the EXACT spot where Law and Order star Richard Beltzer, just happened to be standing. While leaving a show in Rhode Island, on our way to our car, Heidi bumped into the STAR of the show, William Petersen, of CSI: Crime Investigation  having a smoke next to the dumpster behind the venue. The list goes on.

Tony Dow

Getting serious, we all saw the news yesterday of the reported passing of TV’s Tony Dow, who was diagnosed in May with a form of cancer. Almost immediately after, that story was revised, from Dow’s wife saying, basically that her husband is still in fact, ALIVE.  We are reading that the 77 year old Tony, passed away today. We send his family, friends and fans much love during this hard time.

Star Still Alive

The Dow story isn’t the reporting of a mistaken death. See below.



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  • Paul McCartney

    The Beatles’ legend who wrote the title song to the 1985 movie Spies Like Us was at the center of the ‘Paul is Dead’ conspiracy theory in the 1960s. Some believed an imposter had replaced the singer. The album cover for Abbey Road (above) fueled the myth – some fans saw it as a funeral procession with a barefoot McCartney as the corpse and John Lennon, in white, as the priest. Paul repeatedly denied his death, once telling the BBC: “If the conclusion you reach is that I’m dead, then you’re wrong, because I’m alive and living in Scotland.”

    Paul McCartney

    “I think the biggest misconception at the end of The Beatles was that I broke The Beatles up, and I lived with that for quite a while. Once a headline’s out there, it sticks. That was a big one – and I’ve only finally just gotten over it.”

  • Sean Connery

    Sean Connery

    Positive opinion: 73%
    Negative opinion: 4%
    Neutral opinion: 14%
    Have heard of: 90%
    Sean Connery will forever be remembered as the original James Bond when he starred in the 1962 classic “Dr. No.” A slew of six Bond films continued after the original, as did international acclaim. The Scottish-born actor is known for more than just being a British spy, as he won an Oscar for his supporting role in “The Untouchables” and will always be remembered for classic parts in “The Hunt for Red October” and in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” Beyond his screen roles, Connery was knighted in 2000 and also voted by People Magazine as the Sexiest Man Alive in 1999.

    Connery appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman in 1993 to quell rumors about his demise. They started with the death of Connery’s friend in Spain, retired Formula One World Champion James Hunt. A story circulated naming the deceased as James Bond. The news spread to Japan, along with reports about the death of Texas governor John Connally – a name that in Japanese is indistinguishable from Sean Connery – so the Bond star said he had a lot of explaining to do, worldwide.

  • Tom Cruise

    The Mission Impossible star laughed when told in 2010 about reports of his death in a fatal plumbing accident. Cruise joked that he was actually appearing on camera as a hologram, then asked fans to get the message out. “I’m really alive. Did the internet get it wrong again?”

    Tom Cruise

    NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 06: Tom cruise attends the “The Mummy” New York Fan Eventat AMC Loews Lincoln Square on June 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

  • Matt Damon

    The Jason Bourne actor was amazed anyone the news of his death seriously when a 2009 story appeared with text that sounded like the lyrics to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. His family took his passing in stride. “All my wife said was, ‘Well, that’s weird’,” Damon recalled. “Then she reminded me that the same thing had happened to George [Clooney] a few years ago.”

    Matt Damon

    CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 21: Actor Matt Damon attends the ‘Behind The Candelabra’ premiere during The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Theatre Lumiere on May 21, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

  • George Clooney

    With mega-celebrity comes mega-death. But it seems The American star did not nose-dive in a private plane in Colorado or plunge to his death from a New Zealand cliff. That didn’t stop ‘George Clooney dies’ stories from going viral, however. The actor referred questions about his demise to Mark Twain.

    George Clooney

    Positive opinion: 65%
    Negative opinion: 16%
    Neutral opinion: 16%
    Have heard of: 97%
    Uber-famous celebrity George Clooney might be most well-known for starring roles in “ER,” “Ocean’s 11,” and his Oscar-winning role in “Syriana.” But in recent years, he’s focused on humanitarian work. Clooney has lent his celebrity to helping causes around the world, including the conflict in Darfur, the recognition of the Armenian Genocide, LGBTQ rights, and gun control.

  • The Rock

    The Central Intelligence star supposedly fell off New Zealand’s Kauri Cliffs while filming a stunt in 2014. The news exploded, so Johnson trolled his trolls, writing on social media: “I would love to meet the person who is starting rumors of my death – to show them how a dead foot feels up their a**.”

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

    Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson speaks onstage during CinemaCon 2022 – Warner Bros. Pictures “The Big Picture” Presentation during CinemaCon 2022 at Caesars Palace on April 26, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Brad Pitt

    Rumors about the death of the Spy Game star have popped up a few times but reports of his shooting death in 2016 went viral, prompting Pitt to release a statement saying he was alive. The shooting story was a hoax to entice readers to click a link to a site that would steal their data. It was unfortunate timing for Pitt, who was in the midst of a divorce from Salt star Angelina Jolie.

    Ten Years of Brad Pitt Looking Hot

    Brad Pitt, winner of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’, poses in the press room during the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

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