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Scott Baio’s Harsh Comments About Co Stars Death Leaves Fans Angry And Upset

Scott Baio’s Harsh Comments About Co Stars Death Leaves Fans Angry And Upset

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As you will no doubt have seen reported all over social media and the television networks this week, Erin Moran was found dead aged 56 this weekend in her home.

Following an initial outpouring of support and condolences for the star on Twitter, her former co-star Scott Baio has now come out with some pretty upsetting comments.

Baio who played Joanie Cunningham’s lover Chachi initially Tweeted a lovely message after hearing about her death but in an interview he did this week, it seems he has slightly different feelings about the stars death.

Initially there was some speculation about the causue of death being drug abuse, on Monday the Harrison County Coroner’s Office and Sheriff’s Department issued a joint statement saying Moran died due to complications with her stage 4 cancer.

They were clear in the statement that NO illegal narcotics found at the scene. Baio however has now made it clear that her lifetime of drugs and alcohol abuse was probably the reason for her untimely death.

During an interview with “The Bernie & Sid Show,” also Monday, Baio admitted he was “not completely shocked” by his “Joanie Loves Chachi” co-star’s passing.

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“I’m OK, a little shocked but not completely shocked that this happened. My thing is, I feel bad because her whole life, she was troubled, could never find what made her happy and content. 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.”

The original Tweet he sent out when news of her passing was first announced was a huge contrast to his recent comments.

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“May people remember Erin for her contagious smile, warm heart, and animal loving soul,” Baio tweeted in tribute over the weekend.

It was during a radio interview with WABC radio show that Baio said, “I’m saddened by what happened. I don’t know if it was drugs that killed her, I read one report said it might have been and I hope it… I don’t know what I hope. It’s what it is. What can you do?”

He did say he was not certain though.

“I knew Erin well, over the last many years I have not spoken with her. She was just an insecure human being and fell into this world of drugs and alcohol. Again, I don’t know if that’s what killed her, I’m sure it was a culmination of years and years of doing it that might have had something to do with it. She just never found her way.”

“How do you help somebody that doesn’t want to help themselves? You try a couple of times and if they don’t want the help, I gotta go, sorry.”

And finished up by letting everyone know that he doesn’t and has never had any drug related issues himself.

“I never did drugs. I never was interested in drugs, it never intrigued me. I had parents and a brother and sister who were straight arrows and my father, God rest his soul, said to me, ‘You do drugs, I’ll kill you.’ Aside from Erin, everybody on that show, as far as I know, I never saw drugs or alcohol. I just, there was no reason for me to do it. My parents set me right, that’s the best thing you could have.”

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