Grease Star Jeff Conaway Dances No More, Dead At 60
By Joseph Giannone 2011-05-30 14:06:36
Itís always hard to write about these movie stars, comedians, and musicians who pass away too early. Grease star Jeff Conaway died on Friday May 27th, at the age of 60. Though he is best known for his role in Grease as the bad boy Kenickie, Conaway was also prominent in television, making numerous appearances in hit TV shows like: Taxi, Babylon 5, and Murder She Wrote.
The actor was notorious for his substance abuse problems with cocaine, pain killers, and alcohol. He even had a short stint on the television show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew back in 2008. TMZ confirms that he did not die of a drug overdose but autopsyís taken Saturday May 28th will show the cause of death which is currently unknown. In honor of Conaway, here is a scene from Grease that features the late actor:
There have been plenty of celebrities passing away this year. In memory of them, here a few that are no longer with us: the voluptuous model Mia Amber Davis,pop legend John Walker,Invasion Of The Body Snatchers star Dana Wynters,punk icon Poly Styrene, and but definitely not leastwrestler Randy ďMacho ManĒ Savage.