Actor Scott Baio is suffering some major backlash on social media today following an interview he gave on the "Bernie & Sid" radio show for comments responding to questions about the death of his former "Happy Days" co-star and ex-girlfriend Erin Moran.

Scott Baio responds to Erin Moran death news

Scott gave his honest opinion, revealing that he was sad about Erin's death, "shocked, but not completely shocked by the news." Bain revealed that he knew Moran well from their time together on the popular comedy sitcom "Happy Days," and their personal relationship. For Scott, he revealed that he tried many years ago (along with various members of the show, including Marion Ross and Henry Winkler), to help Erin get past her addiction issues, revealing that it's impossible to help a person who doesn't want help.

Renee Baio reveals that she and Scott talked with Erin Moran last month

It appears that Scott gave this interview long before the sheriff department and county coroner released the statement that Moran appeared to have died from complications of stage 4 cancer. “For me, you do drugs or drink, you’re gonna die,” Baio said. “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.”

For the record, Scott Baio stated that he did not know if drugs were responsible for Erin's death or not. As previously reported, there were multiple media reports speculating on what may have been the cause of the actress' death, including reports of a possible heroin overdose.

Late this afternoon it was announced by the sheriff 's department that no drugs were found at the scene, and that based on the preliminary autopsy reports, Moran had been battling a deadly form of cancer.

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Following Baio's interview, the actor's social media accounts were bombarded with harsh remarks from commenters.

Renee Baio stated on Twitter that she and her husband Scott offered help to Erin many times over the years, unsuccessfully, and had spoken to Moran just last month. Renee also added that Scott "was not responsible for her."

Following the news of Moran's death, Scott Baio tweeted his "sincere condolences."