JEFF CONAWAY DIES - Grease, Taxi, Babylon 5 actor taken off of life support.

  • MuscleComeBac...

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    May 27, 2011 10:13 PM GMT
    Hours after being taken off life support, TMZ and Radar, report that Jeff Conaway has passed away.

    The "Grease" star, who had battled drug addiction in the past, was found unconscious in his California home on May 11.

    The actor's spokesman, Phil Brock, recently revealed that Conaway was found with a cocktail of "painkillers and cold medicine in his system," and doctors went on to diagnose him with pneumonia and sepsis, a potentially fatal blood poisoning caused by a bacterial infection.

    The 60-year-old had remained in critical condition since, and his family decided to switch off his life support machine on Thursday, May 26, 2011, after medics said he was unlikely to ever regain consciousness, reports

    Conaway had been taking the prescription pain medication since badly injuring himself following a fall in his home last year, when he broke his hip and arm, fractured his neck and suffered a brain hemorrhage.

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    May 28, 2011 1:11 AM GMT
    Aww, that's a bummer. I saw him on that Dr. Drew show a couple of times. He was one amazingly messed up addict. That is no surprise.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 28, 2011 1:12 AM GMT
    Very sad

  • MuscleComeBac...

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    May 28, 2011 1:17 AM GMT
    Yes, it's very sad to see his decline. It's well documented online. His last interviews were painful to watch, as he was attempting to communicate through a cloud of oxycontin and methadone. Its an end of a very long, torturous suffering for him. A charming actor in his prime, he provided the perfect tonal balance to the Taxi cast. It's a terrible end to a relatively talented life.