R.I.P. Jeff Conaway (1950-2011)

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Sad news to report today, actor Jeff Conaway has died at the age of 60. Conaway had been in a coma since May 11, when he was found unconscious in his home.

Dr. Drew Pinsky, who worked with Conaway as he battled addiction on Celebrity Rehab, disclosed that Conaway has been suffering from pneumonia and sepsis, and while in the hospital he was reliant on a feeding tube and a ventilator. His condition continued to deteriorate and his family chose to turn off his life support on May 26 after doctors pronounced him brain dead.

Conaway was best known for his roles in Taxi and Grease, as well for his appearances on Celebrity Rehab. It’s a tragic loss for his family, as well as the VH1 family. A VH1 spokesman just gave us this statement: ”We’re all saddened by the news of Jeff’s passing. His incredible talent and passion will be greatly missed. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends.”

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