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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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106.

LadyN    

TMZ was so busy asking us who we would rather - Maria or Patty - and showing us Kin Kardashian's ridiculous ring that they completely dropped the ball on this story. Not only did they only briefly touch on the fact that Jeff was critically ill, they were late in reporting his death and got their facts wrong about the real cause of it. TMZ, you're getting a bit like X17 and Perez.

RIP Jeff. You were tortured in life, may you be in peace in heaven.

1253 days ago
107.

barb    

met him twenty years ago when he was doing a playing in westport ct. after the show he met and greeted the audience. saw him on celebrity rehab this year poor soul. was in a downward spiral with that girlfriend. rest in peace kinicki

1253 days ago
108.

DJ    

Jeff, thank you for your time with us. Really enjoyed your characters, especially Bobby from 'Taxi'. What does a yellow light mean......

Rest In Peace - Heal In Light and LOve

1253 days ago
109.

larry finer    

The man went HARD...RIP..

1253 days ago
110.

Utell    

RIP, sir. Now if we could only stop calling addiction a disease and find a better way to treat this behavior. Powerlessness, God cures and 12-step magic thinking may work for some, but it doesn't work for a majority. And saying "it works if you work it" is circular logic. Becoming a Mormon might get you sober, too, but that doesn't mean their story is true or logical. Again, until rehab in America grows up, a lot of people will just continue their downward spirals. Dr. Drew knows this treatment doesn't work for most addicts, but he continues to blame the "disease" (see behavior) instead of the system.

1253 days ago
111.

KristinaLA    

Even though I'm skeptical of whether or not Dr. Drew is actually a real doctor, it's still sad that Jeff died.
Predictable death unfortunately. RIP

1253 days ago
112.

justme    

Thank you TMZ for using that great photo of him. Many sites have not been as kind. This is the way his fans want to remember him, good looking and fun. Thumbs up TMZ!

1253 days ago
113.

Skip    

WARNING: Margie Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church has already announced that the church will be picketing Jeff's funeral. THEY MUST BE STOPPED!

1253 days ago
114.

sista flava    

rip mr conaway
you was a handsome man and i believe you wanted to go that way because you was tired of suffering . that's to mr conaway and his family ! .

1253 days ago
115.

QG MOORE    

Great actor...My heart and prayers go out to his family. His suffering is no more. God bless.

1253 days ago
116.

EGGO    

Poor Jeff...his addiction finally took him out. I could tell when he was on the show that what Dr Drew was saying didn't mean sh*t to him. He was such a troubled soul. Well at least he's at peace now..RIP

1253 days ago
117.

dan    

Rest in peace my friend..you will be missed...

1253 days ago
118.

dd    

DEAD MAN WALKING, don't blame Dr. Drew this man was beyond help RIP, and thank God u are away from that drug addicted witch that was your woman!

1253 days ago
119.

dd    

@JOHN JOHNSON at least Dr. Drew gave him some sort of income at the end of his life, Hollywood didn't want him anymore...Blame is hoe she was sneaking drugs to him in rehab, she also tried to get to his hospital bed. Really, he was famous decades ago what did his addiction have to do with Dr Drew????? The man was severely disabled when he went to Dr. Drew!

1253 days ago
120.

Sonia    

why is this under celb justice?

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