Jeff Conaway, an actor best known for his roles in “Grease” and “Taxi” has passed away at 60 years of age. It was initially reported that the actor had been hospitalized in the wake of a drug overdose. Recently, doctors had placed him into a medically induced coma, but the family decided to remove life support.
Conaway struggled with substance abuse for decades, speaking publicly about the problem at times, and had appeared in the VH1 reality series “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.”
Conaway played Kenickie in the 1978 bigscreen version of “Grease” which starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. The same year he began a three-year run on the ABC sitcom “Taxi,” playing cab driver Bobby Wheeler, a struggling actor. The actor also did three stints on Broadway, including starring as Danny Zuko in “Grease” for a time in the mid-’70s.