Jeff Conaway, who starred in "Taxi" and "Grease," has died after 2 weeks in a coma. He was 60. Conaway was found unconscious on May 11 and was rushed to Encino Hospital Medical Center.
He had apparently been unconscious for nearly 9 hours before anyone found him, manager Phil Brock said. Conaway had reportedly suffered from pneumonia and sepsis.
Celebrity addiction expert Dr. Drew Pinsky tweeted Friday that Conway was being kept in a Propofol-induced coma, according to
"It's sad that people remember his struggle with drugs. He has touched so many people," said one of his managers, Kathryn Boole. She calling Conaway a kind and intelligent man who was well read and "always so interesting to talk to. We respected him as an artist and loved him as a friend."
Margery Warshaw, who met Conaway in Palm Springs in the 1980s, said, "He was a lot more than the sum of his last five or six years, and we loved him."
Conaway was wed twice, first to Kerri Young and then to Rona Newton-John, sister of singer and Conaway's fellow "Grease" star Olivia Newton- John. Both marriages ended in divorce, according to