Happy Days/Joanie Loves Chachi star Erin Moran was found dead in her New Salisbury, Indiana home over the weekend, due to complications from her stage 4 cancer. Even though she had a long history of drug and alcohol abuse, police said there were no illegal narcotics found at the scene.
That didn’t stop her former co-star/empathy-impaired alt-right wingnut Scott Baio from questioning what really killed the 56-year-old actress.
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.
“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.”
Yuck. What a putz.
He continued, unprompted:
“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.”
He also made sure to drive home the point that he’s never had a drug problem 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.”
Perhaps he should have just left it with “My sincerest condolences.”
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) April 23, 2017