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Scott Baio Trash Talks Erin Moran After Her Passing

April 25, 2017

Scott Baio sure isn't making any friends after the terrible he comments he made after former co-star Erin Moran passed away this past weekend. They both stared in the TV show Happy Days together as well as the spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi Moran passed away on Saturday and before her cause of death was even released Baio made a very presumptuous statement. 

He appeared on a radio show Monday and made the following statement: "For me, you do drugs or drink, you're gonna die… I'm sorry if that's cold, but God gave you a brain, gave you the will to live and thrive, and you gotta take care of yourself." Yikes! Now keep in mind Baio was making this statement before learning of the autopsy report. But also I am pretty sure that all the news reports didn't mention that drugs were found at the scene of her death.

You what they say? "When you assume, you make an ass out of u and me." In this case, Baio just made a huge ass out of himself because it was announced yesterday that Moran's cause of death was most likely complications from stage 4 cancer. 

Baio took to his Facebook to defend his initial statement about her death, but really how do you come back from being an insensitive jerk? I would post his statement here, but he's made it so it can not be embedded. 

"Monday, April 24th at 6AM Pacific time I did a live radio interview. I was asked ONLY about Erin's troubled past due to drug & alcohol abuse. I was still upset and said I felt that living that kind of a lifestyle will catch up with you and nothing good would come of it. 
THIS WAS BEFORE THE CAUSE OF DEATH WAS ANNOUNCED STATING STAGE 4 CANCER. 

Now it seems every news outlet & tabloid wants to paint a different picture of me and of what really happened. They're stating that I'm saying drugs caused her to die after it was reported stage 4 cancer. This is so wrong! Now I truly understand the meaning of "Fake News". This is crazy."

You can read his entire statement here

And even if she had a drug or alcohol problem and that was the cause of death... making some comment like that isn't the answer. It's better to use that time to bring awareness to the fact that drug and alcohol addiction are both diseases and that there's help out there for those who want it.