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agalisgv
05-19-2011, 06:37 AM
Jeff Conaway's manager says the former star of "Taxi" and "Grease" is in a coma following a drug overdose, possibly from pain pills. Manager Phil Brock says the 60-year-old actor was found unconscious on May 11. He is hospitalized in critical condition.

Brock says Conaway is in a coma in an Encino, Calif., hospital and his recovery is uncertain. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110519/ap_on_en_tv/us_people_jeff_conaway;_ylt=AmEhVluIrqyyvzMIv9EyUY pH2ocA;_ylu=X3oDMTM0MmhybmM5BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTEwNT E5L3VzX3Blb3BsZV9qZWZmX2NvbmF3YXkEY2NvZGUDZ21wZQRj cG9zAzEEcG9zAzEEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9zdG9yaWVzBHNsawN0YX hpc3RhcmplZmY-

Cyn
05-19-2011, 07:44 AM
Can't say I'm surprised.

He was a total mess on Celebrity Rehab, and I don't think he ever had any real intention of getting sober.

Cryin' ass shame, though. I remember when he was on Taxi (I was 10 :lol: ) and thought he was much cuter than Tony Danza :shuffle: .

danceronice
05-19-2011, 02:34 PM
Oh dear. I loved him as Zack Allen on "Babylon 5." I wish one of my radio stations around here carried Jerry Doyle's show (he played Michael Garibaldi); I bet he has some comments on it.

nubka
05-19-2011, 05:30 PM
Whenever I see him in Grease, it always makes me a bit sad... :(

skatesindreams
05-19-2011, 06:04 PM
Can't say I'm surprised.

He was a total mess on Celebrity Rehab, and I don't think he ever had any real intention of getting sober.

Cryin' ass shame, though..

^^^
This!

Cachoo
05-19-2011, 06:14 PM
What a surprise. Well if he passes away hopefully he'll finally be at peace. He will be a cautionary tale for those who remain. Some legacy.

taf2002
05-19-2011, 06:27 PM
Yes, let's all kick him while he's down. Obviously you don't feel the same as John Donne re any man's death diminieshes me but don't actively look forward to it. That's kind of icky.

I also loved him on Taxi.

sodapop
05-19-2011, 06:41 PM
I watched him on Celebrity Rehab and it was upsetting to see the state he was in. So sad, he's incredibly talented.

mag
05-19-2011, 06:54 PM
He was my favourite character on Taxi. So much talent. It is very sad.

John 3 17
05-19-2011, 10:03 PM
I'll be praying for him. I, too, loved him on Taxi and grew up watching the reruns.

-Aslan's Girl

Holley Calmes
05-19-2011, 11:04 PM
What a waste...I'm so sorry! He was a beautiful, beautiful man. I hosted him once for a "Grease" promotion while I was special events director for a major department store chain. I have a photo of him and myself together, and believe me, I'm not bad looking, but he was the prettier of the two of us!

God bless him. I hope he recovers.

CynicElle
05-20-2011, 01:21 AM
Cryin' ass shame, though. I remember when he was on Taxi (I was 10 :lol: ) and thought he was much cuter than Tony Danza :shuffle: .

Mmm-hmmmm! Hate to hear about this, and I hope he recovers.

Kasey
05-20-2011, 01:31 AM
I heard on the radio that he now has pneumonia. I'm assuming he suffered the OD, probably vomited when "down", and aspirated. It's not an uncommon occurrence when someone goes down unresponsive at home for any reason. It doesn't sound good, and it's a shame. Count me as another who liked him on Taxi reruns.

JumpinBug
05-20-2011, 01:41 AM
Oh no, I loved him on Babylon 5 too. More than one cast member has died too soon. I hope he can pull through, but if nothing changes...

Latte
05-20-2011, 10:54 PM
So sad. They don't sound very hopeful that he will live.