'Leave It to Beaver' Wally Cleaver Tony Dow dies at age 77

Tony Dow was both actor and director

Jerry was best known for playing the roll older brother of Mathers' Beaver Cleaver.

The announcement was posted on his official Facebook page on Tuesday.

"It is with an extremely weighty heart that we share with you toward the beginning of today about the death of our dear Tony,"

said the announcement from his management team.

"Tony was a wonderful soul - kind, interesting and humble.

It was really a delight to associate with him.

His gentle voice and simple manner were instantly comforting and you couldn't help but love him "

Dow was born into the world in Hollywood and his mom was an early stand-in and double for Clara Bow

"Leave On It To Beaver" began airing in 1957 and lasted until 1963.