Scott Baio explains remarks on Erin Moran after backlash

Erin Moran in 2009.

The "Happy Days" star opened up on "The Talk" on Monday after hearing the news that Moran passed away suddenly over the weekend. "A joint investigation into Mrs. Moran's death was conducted by the Harrison County Sheriff's Department and the Harrison County Coroner's Office. A subsequent autopsy revealed that Mrs. Moran likely succumbed to complications of stage 4 cancer", the statement read. The office said that "standard toxicology tests were performed and the results are pending, however no illegal narcotics were found at the residence".

Moran was found unresponsive in her mother-in-law's home on Saturday, April 22.

"There was always this kind of urgency that this was her last ditch effort to make it in acting", he told Radar.

He then said, "For me, you do drugs or drink, you're gonna die".

Scott Baio has come under fire for comments he made following the death of his former "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi" co-star Erin Moran.

Following Scott's controversial comments, many people, including fellow actors and celebrities took to social media to express their anger. "And I hope it - you know, I don't know what I hope".

"I heard she was living in a trailer trying to write her memoirs and I sent letters but never heard anything". My wife and Erin contacted each other and spoke often for over a decade. The book has already brought on tears from Jenner's last ex-wife, Kris Jenner, on her family's reality show, "Keeping Up With The Kardashians".

The star concluded, "Please stop assuming the [worst] in me. I'm very heartbroken over her passing, especially since it was cancer". Her phone was also disconnected. In 2010, she joined some Happy Days co-stars to file a suit against CBS for not paying them the proceeds from the revenues earned by the show through merchandising. The actors, however, asked for $10 million.

Erin Moran's death was likely due to cancer.

  • Salvatore Jensen