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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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91.

Scott    

Wow Nic every try anger management? Sounds like u got some pent up aggression their.

Lets spin your rant in the opposite way. No one chooses to be an addict, pain both mental and physical are often part and parcel of any addiction.

As for "the girl" she had the opportunity to leave but loved and supported him as you point out in your first sentance "It was her choice"

PS your cap button seems to be locked.

Peace.

1158 days ago
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Haneymom26    

Hmmmmm funny because all other reports say it was pneumonia, and thats according to CNN. Not some drug overdose.

1158 days ago
93.

Shread    

Jeff, the suffering is over. Rest and know that you were very loved. :)

1158 days ago
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JLo on Steroids    

dont blame drew for conaways poor choices in life. His death is his own doing, been in the making for a long time.

1158 days ago
95.

Me    

He didn't die of a freaking drug overdose! If you all actually know how to READ it says he had sepsis and pneumonia....god get a freaking life.

1158 days ago
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MEL    

I love Jeff Conway, Greese, TaXi he was just very good at what he did. So what if he did drugs, it doesn't make him any less of a human being! He will be greatly missed but I will watch reruns and smile when I see him! Another hollywood soul gone, pretty soon it will be our turn, I hope people won't write nasty thinks about me. Don't worry Jeff, if your reading this in heaven we got a lot of love for u man.

1158 days ago
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donna    

very very sad to hear that he was not able to get his life back together.. i believe he became addicted to opiates after a back injury and or surgery.. those pain meds are addicting!! was a downhill spiral for him ever since....so sorry to see .. what a promising actor .. who had it all at one time.. prayers out to all his family and friends... rip mr. conaway

1158 days ago
98.

margi    

BOBBY TRENDY........really you are still around...thought your 15 minutes of fame died with Anna Nicole??????

1158 days ago
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mark hill    

We started out in Hollywood at the same time, he was ready to give up and move back to NY, i convinced him to stay and keep trying then loaned him money for a months rent. He got the role on Taxi 2 weeks later. RIP My friend.

1158 days ago
100.

lizz    

So sad.... RIP Jeff Conaway. Hope you're at peace.

P.s. whoever blamed his passing on Dr. Drew, you're an idiot.

1158 days ago
101.

vec    

RIP Jeff. I was always pulling for you. I am very sad to hear of your death, hope you find some peace now. You will always inspire those who understand!

1158 days ago
102.

DeA    

He was such a wounded soul. Depression, drugs and the toxic support of people who made it easy for him to continue his descent.

1158 days ago
103.

Scientific    

About damn time...dude was a lost cause MANY years ago...go be in peace you piece of S!

1158 days ago
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john johnson    

r.i.p. jeff...as for people like dr. drew, dr.phil, and dr. oz.....ALL three of them should be ashamed of themselves for pimping out celebrities and in some cases, average joes for the benifit of their respective tv shows. the good lord will find a place for you for doing that.

1158 days ago
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john johnson    

...........@lizz.....DO YOU HONESTLY THINK PEOPLE LIKE DREW, PHIL AND OZ GIVE A **** ABOUT ANYONE MUCH LESS CELEBRITIES!?!?!THEY ARE STRICTLY MEDIA HOARS LIKE TRUMP.

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