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Jeff Conaway Passes Away

Looks like Kenickie has retuned to the great drag race in the sky, as Jeff Conaway died this morning after spending several weeks in a coma. Tweeted Phil Brock, the actor’s agent, “Our beloved client Jeff Conaway passed away at 10:30AM. We loved him as a person,respected him as an artist and he will be always remembered.” Meanwhile, to Dr. Drew, Jeff Conaway’s death was clearly the result of the Taxi star’s long-term drug use, as there was allegedly no evidence of an overdose lead to his demise, despite rumors to the contrary. “This was aspiration with overwhelming pneumonia and sepsis,” Dr. Drew said today. “Jeff is another pharmaceutical death from the overutilization of prescription drugs. Please continue to pray for friends and family. They appreciate your support.” Conaway starred in Grease and as actor Bobby Wheeler on Taxi, as well as appearing on The Bold and the Beautiful and Baylon 5; he is probably best known for his appearances on Celebrity Rehab, where he struggled with alcoholism and drug addiction.

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Jeff Conaway To Be Taken Off Life Support

We are sad to hear that Taxi actor Jeff Conaway’s life support system will be shut off today, according to a source reporting to RadarOnline. The star of our adolescent dreams as Kenickie in Grease had been put in a medically induced coma after entering the hospital May 11. “Doctors advised the family that Jeff has had no brain function since he was brought into the hospital,” the source said. “The feeding tube has already been removed. The ventilator which is breathing for Jeff, will be removed sometime this afternoon.” Dr. Drew Pinsky has said publicly that the star was battling pneumonia and sepsis, which contributed to his coma. Conaway’s girlfriend Vikki Lizzi, who joined him in his battle with substance addiction as seen on Celebrity Rehab, was reportedly served with a restraining order preventing her from visiting Conaway in the hospital; Lizzi contested the restraining order, filed by Conaway’s sister Carla Sherve.

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Barack Obama Gains Two Big Supporters

Saaphyri, of VH1′s Charm School and Flavor of Love, used her assets to campaign for her presidential pick at the Fox Reality Channel “Really Awards” last night in Hollywood. She was in good company, surrounded by fellow VH1 faves Daisy De La Hoya, Jeff Conaway, Hottie, Real, Heather Chadwell, and Danny Bonaduce. See more photos below of reality stars at the only show that awards people for fighting and swapping bodily fluids on national television.

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