Jeff Conaway, better known as Kenickie from Grease and even better known as that one guy from Celebrity Rehab, died today at 60 years old. But it’s not from what you think! No, really. Dr. Drew says so. TMZ reports:
Despite widespread reports, “Grease” star Jeff Conaway did NOT die from a drug overdose — but rather his body gave out after long-term prescription drug abuse … this according to Dr. Drew.
Drew — who treated Conaway on “Celebrity Rehab” — tells us there is no evidence showing Jeff died from an overdose … saying, “This was aspiration with overwhelming pneumonia and sepsis.”
Drew tells us Jeff’s condition was inevitable because the actor had been a serious pill popper for years and the constant substance abuse wore down his body.
Drew explains, “Jeff is another pharmaceutical death from the overutilization of prescription drugs. Please continue to pray for friends and family. They appreciate your support.”
Regardless of what actually landed Jeff Conaway into a coma, can someone please tell me anyone (besides Viacom executives) who’s actually benefited from Dr. Drew’s care? Jeff Conaway didn’t really die from an overdose, he died when he was taken off of life support. But the fact that he was found unconscious in his home and in a coma for 14 days doesn’t help Dr. Drew’s case. Neither does Mike Starr three months ago or these folks three years ago. When your biggest success story is Tom Sizemore not killing his girlfriend, it’s either time to hang up your stethoscope or change your name to Dr. Jack.
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