Two weeks ago, Jeff Conaway was found unconscious on the floor of his home in Los Angeles. Some say he overdosed on painkillers and Dr. Drew says he suffered from pneumonia and sepsis. Jeff was staying alive (not a John Travolta reference) with the help of a ventilator and feeding tube, but yesterday his family decided to take him off life support. Shortly after that, Jeff floated off to the great big Rydell High School in the sky at the age of 60.
Most of us know Jeff as Kenickie in Grease, but he was also in Taxi for a while and this masterpiece of a movie called Covergirl that I once watched at 4 in the morning. Jeff was also in Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab with his absolutely insane girlfriend Vikki Lizzi. They broke up before he died, but apparently Vikki Lizzi was trying to go to court to stop his family from taking him off life support.
Dr. Drew tells TMZ that he wants everyone to know Jeff didn’t die from overdose. Jeff’s body quit after years of prescription drug abuse and just couldn’t take it anymore. Dr. Drew added, “This was aspiration with overwhelming pneumonia and sepsis.”
Rest in peace, Kenickie. You’re now in heaven, giving hickeys to the angels.
via E! News