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Jeff Conaway Autopsy Taking Place Today

5/28/2011 2:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE 2:55 PM PDT: The autopsy has been completed and, as expected, the cause of death has been deferred ... awaiting toxicology results.

The LA County Coroner is conducting an autopsy on "Grease" star Jeff Conaway this afternoon ... TMZ has learned.

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According to our sources, the coroner is expecting the results to be inconclusive and a cause of death will not be able to determined until toxicology results are in ... which take about 4-6 weeks.

Conaway passed away yesterday at the age of 60 after he had reportedly fallen into a coma earlier this month.

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John    

nof, they don't use saws to remove the chest plate. They use pruning shears. They really do.

1242 days ago
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Scott    

LOL John ummmmm no they don't.....

1242 days ago
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who dat    

When you look at the overall picture he survived a pretty long life. I know several people who have never done drugs or alcohol and still died much younger.

I think it's about time to close down "celebrity rehab". One of the stated purposes was to educate others on what takes place in rehab. Check, mark that off. It serves no other purpose. Drew, do what's right and stop that nonsense.

1242 days ago
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Crystal    

How will the toxicology matter if he's been in a coma for over 10 days wouldn't most of it be out of his system already??

1242 days ago
20.

There's a problem here    

I don't understand the need for an autopsy since Dr Drew explained the whole thing. It wasn't an overdose. That's what Dr Drew said. He'll probably come up with autopsy photos too, pimping Jeff Conaway out to the bitter end. If they put Jeff's body in a grave I wonder if anyone would be so kind as to do the world a favor and give Dr Drew a shove in too.

1242 days ago
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janet    

I don't understand that either. Pinsky and McGraw are as much of a doctor as I am, they are beyond disgusting.

Making a ton of money off of other peoples hardships. Very credible.

1242 days ago
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She's baaaack    

@Stiletto ... that comment about medical examiners/coroners "tearing up" bodies. Ummm no. That comment goes to show your ignorance. The post mortem examination is done professionally and precisely, much like surgery on the living. Tearing up someone's body would serve no purpose as to cause of death if one destroys a body by "tearing" it up. That was a rather moronic comment.

1242 days ago
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??    

So wouldn't most of the drugs that caused his death have been flushed from his system as long as he has been on life support in the Hospital? I would not think it really matters anymore dead is dead!

1242 days ago
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janet    

Conaway was the heart throb of Taxi. Very much like Travolta was with Welcome Back Kotter, Clooney with e.r. so on. Conaway's career just never took off.

Conaway was Danny in Greese on Broadway. When Greese was turned into the movie Travolta was the bigger name at the time and got the lead role. Conaway, second fiddle so to speak. That had to hurt. He's in a better place. RIP.

1242 days ago
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??    

One other thing, how many of Dr Drew's TV patient have died or relapsed now? Just wondering, I know rehab rates suck with most junkie/drinks falling off the wagon at least once. But has there been any successful patient from this reality (oh my) show?

1242 days ago
26.

kristine    

between Jeff and a friend of mine I don't know who to blame for taking all the fun out of drinking!!!! :p

1242 days ago
27.

JESSA    

jeff conway was one of my favorites in grease besides john and olivia. maybe now he wont be in so much pain. both mentally and physically. r.i.p

1242 days ago
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janet    

@??...You agree with my point. They aren't Doctors. They are exploiting peoples hardships for money. Has always been nothing more than that.

This man claims he's a Doctor? A doctor of what? Celebrity Rehab. No true reputable doctor would ever do that.

1242 days ago
29.

Truth    

TMZ, as classy as usual.

1242 days ago
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janet    

Harvey/TMZ are more concerned about their Hollywood Bus Tour (that's been around since the '30's). $65 per adult $55 for kids. For that money you get to see nothing. Hay, it's a tourist trap.

1242 days ago
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