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'Grease' Star Jeff Conaway -- Dead at 60

5/27/2011 11:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Grease" star Jeff Conaway has died today ... several weeks after he was found unconscious in his L.A. area home ... TMZ has confirmed with the actor's family.

Jeff Conaway Dead

Conaway -- a notorious substance abuser -- had reportedly fallen into a coma after suffering an overdose earlier this month ... and doctors were not able to revive him.

Jeff's inner struggles became public when he appeared on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" in 2008 and admitted to being addicted to cocaine, alcohol and painkillers.

Conaway -- who played Kenickie during the 1978 film "Grease" -- was 60 years old.



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Rock Singer    

Drugs...RIP you poor soul.

1212 days ago
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gazoo    

RIP Jeff. I really hope you've found peace now.

1212 days ago
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Home Skillet    

That's too bad. I'm sorry to hear about this.

1212 days ago
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Kelly    

Vikki Lizzie must be thinking all her Christmases have come at once.

1212 days ago
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She's baaaack    

That poor man had such demons. Hopefully he finally found the peace that eluded him in life. R.I.P.

1212 days ago
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jennifer    

It is very sad that he couldn't beat his addiction..now his family is left to grieve over him and wonder why.

1212 days ago
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Big Taters    

DR DREW is a piece of ****. I've been in rehab several times before I got my head out. What he portrays as recovery and inpatient rehab is a JOKE.

ANYBODY whos ever been to REAL rehab or detox knows this.

I hope DR DREW is happy - his FAKE HELP from HIS FAKE REHAB sure did conway some good.

oh well.

1212 days ago
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reily    

Peace at last ..

1212 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

..who saw this coming???? just saying..addiction is horrible, I feel for all who suffer..

1212 days ago
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RealityBites    

Unfortunately now the horror starts with that evil ex-g/f who will just ruin any memories of his career. She will play the victim when we all know she contributed to his addiction, we all saw it on rehab.

1212 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

no excuses....should have just smoked pot and he would be alive now,,,,,to have so much and lose it all to drugs is dumb dumb dumb
does anyone remember that scene in taxi where he convinces alex that he can really make it as an actor..it was an intense scene as I have ever seen...

1212 days ago
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CD    

drug addiction is a terrible demon that jeff struggled with for several years. hope he is finally at peace.

1212 days ago
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Blood Red Witch    

"A hickey by Kenickie is like a Hallmark card"

RIP

May you find in the afterlife what you were searching for in this one.

1212 days ago
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Jay    

RIP. His struggle with drug addiction was very sad to watch.

1212 days ago
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gretchen    

RIP

1212 days ago
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