However, before the actress' cause of death had been announced, Baio appeared on The Bernie & Sid Show, where he insinuated that the actress died as a result of past substance abuse issues.
"For me, you do drugs or drink, you're gonna die," Baio said during the radio interview. "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."
"[On Monday], I did a live radio interview. I was asked ONLY about Erin's troubled past due to drug & alcohol abuse. I was still upset and said I felt that living that kind of a lifestyle will catch up with you and nothing good would come of it," Baio wrote. "THIS WAS BEFORE THE CAUSE OF DEATH WAS ANNOUNCED STATING STAGE 4 CANCER."
Baio railed against news outlets who he claims reported that his comments about her drug use were made after the news broke that Moran died of cancer, which the Charles in Charge star said is untrue.
"I'm also trying to process this loss," he continued. "Erin was my very first real girlfriend. My wife [Renee Sloan] and Erin contacted each other and spoke often for over a decade. I even had her on my reality show years ago. I DID reach out to her over a span of 30 years. Please stop assuming the worse in me. I'm a compassionate person. I'm very heartbroken over her passing, especially since it was cancer."