As we reported, after Erin Moran passed away this weekend, former costar Scott Baio wrote a touching post on Facebook praising the actresses’ “contagious smile, warm heart, and animal loving soul.” According to Harrison County, Indiana authorities, the thespian who played Joanie Cunningham most likely died due to complications from stage 4 cancer.
Sadly, Baio — for some stupid reason — decided to do a 180 after paying tribute to his Happy Days love interest.
The 56-year-old said:
“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.”
What a rude, classless, and just plain FALSE remark!
After realizing the crap coming out of his mouth, Baio backtracked by saying:
“And I don’t know if it was drugs that killed her… I read one report that it might have been and I hope… I don’t know what I hope.”
Joanie may love Chachi, but we don’t!
[Image via ABC.]