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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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Janet    

Poor guy. He tried so hard on Celebrity Rehab. Addiction is a terrible disease.

1242 days ago
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Sassy Cupcakes    

This is not shocking at all, I'm surprised it took this long. He acted as if he wanted to die even when on Celebrity Rehab. What a waste of life.

1242 days ago
18.

Cooper    

Sad

1242 days ago
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Bobby Trendy    

I met Jeff a few times with Lizie at partys and he was always kind to everyone he met always gracious. He will be missed espcially by those that met him in person. Thank you Jeff for awlays being kind to me:)

1242 days ago
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two cents    

Good. I'm seriously glad to hear he finally passed away.

There's finally an end to his suffering and he's now out of pain. We euthanize animals yet humans that suffer, we force them to hold on as long as possible. RIP Jeff.

1242 days ago
21.

Canada    

Rest in peace Jeff...

1242 days ago
22.

the Seeker    

Dr. Drew loses another patient how sad ;-(
this guy never had a chance with Vickie around..imo

1242 days ago
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aquanet    

Dude why are you pissed at Dr Drew- Do you honestly think that was Jeff first time at the rehab Rodeo? He's been in and out for year. Give me a brek. He had many many chances without Dr Drew to get his act together. Some people just can't do it and he was one of them

Hopefully he is in a better place and Vikki will have to find a job.

1242 days ago
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ladani    

I hope he's at peace and resting now.

1242 days ago
25.

Good riddance!    

So it looks like his ex lost the fight to keep him going on machines and the family won. If the reports are correct, he was already brain dead anyway, so this isn't a bad thing. It's a very sad story, but it's exactly where hard drugs can lead you.

1242 days ago
26.

Glo    

RIP

1242 days ago
27.

Barbara    

Didn't you know we all really cared....RIP Jeff

1242 days ago
28.

Smooch    

Breaks my heart, yet I'm glad he suffers no more.

1242 days ago
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Rhubino    

Midnight Toker, I forgot about that scene - good call. If you type "jeff conaway taxi" on YouTube, it's near the top of the page.

1242 days ago
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Allison    

So very sad, now you have peace :(
Oddly enough I just posted a song not 2 seconds ago on fb. Its called Save Me by Unwritten Law.
I posted it for my daughters ex. I hope he finds his way or I'm afraid he is going to meet the same end as Jeff :(

1242 days ago
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