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*File Photo* * JEFF CONAWAY DIES GREASE star JEFF CONAWAY has died, a day after he was taken off life support. He was 60. Conaway was hospitalised at Encino Hospital Medical Center on 11 May (11) after he was found unconscious at his California home. The actor's spokesman Phil Brock recently revealed he 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. He remained in a coma and his family decided to switch off his life support machine on Thursday (26May11) after medics admitted he was unlikely to ever regain consciousness. Conaway passed away on Friday (27May11). The tragic star had been taking the prescription pain medication since badly injuring himself following a fall at his home last year (10), when he broke his hip and arm, fractured his neck and suffered a brain haemorrhage. Conaway is best known for playing bad boy Kenickie in the hit 1978 movie musical Grease, but he began his career on TV with roles in popular series including Happy Days, Mary Tyler Moore, Matlock, Murder, She Wrote and Taxi, in which he played struggling actor Bobby Wheeler. The troubled actor's death comes after years of his well-publicised battle with cocaine, prescription drug and alcohol abuse, which saw him try to kick his habits during two stints on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew from 2008. He became one of celebrity counsellor Dr. Drew Pinsky's most agitated patients on the popular reality TV show . (MT/WNWCZM&WNWC/MC) Shown backstage from let: John Travolta, Maxine Fox, Barry Bostwick, Jeff Conaway Grease (1972-1980, Broadway) Music, Book & Lyrics by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey Directed by Tom Moore USA - 1978 This is a PR photo. WENN does not claim any Copyright or License in the attached material. Fees charged by WENN are for WENN's services only, and do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any ownership of Copyright or License in the material. By publishing this material, the user expressly agrees to indemnify and to hold WENN harmless from any claims, demands, or causes of action arising out of or connected in any way with user's publication of the material. Supplied by " 2#122#


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GREASE star JEFF CONAWAY has died, a day after he was taken off life support. He was 60.
Conaway was hospitalised at Encino Hospital Medical Center on 11 May (11) after he was found unconscious at his California home.
The actor's spokesman Phil Brock recently revealed he 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.
He remained in a coma and his family decided to switch off his life support machine on Thursday (26May11) after medics admitted he was unlikely to ever regain consciousness.
Conaway passed away on Friday (27May11).
The tragic star had been taking the prescription pain medication since badly injuring himself following a fall at his home last year (10), when he broke his hip and arm, fractured his neck and suffered a brain haemorrhage.
Conaway is best known for playing bad boy Kenickie in the hit 1978 movie musical Grease, but he began his career on TV with roles in popular series including Happy Days, Mary Tyler Moore, Matlock, Murder, She Wrote and Taxi, in which he played struggling actor Bobby Wheeler.
The troubled actor's death comes after years of his well-publicised battle with cocaine, prescription drug and alcohol abuse, which saw him try to kick his habits during two stints on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew from 2008. He became one of celebrity counsellor Dr. Drew Pinsky's most agitated patients on the popular reality TV show . (MT/WNWCZM&WNWC/MC)

Shown backstage from let: John Travolta, Maxine Fox, Barry Bostwick, Jeff Conaway
Grease (1972-1980, Broadway)
Music, Book & Lyrics by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey
Directed by Tom Moore

USA - 1978
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