LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) - Actor Jeff Conaway, best known for his roles in the movie "Grease" and the 1970s TV series "Taxi", died on Friday at the aged of 60, his management company said.
Conaway, who had a history of addictions to drug, alcohol and prescription painkillers, was hospitalized earlier this month after being found unconscious in his Los Angeles area home.
He was suffering from pneumonia and sepsis, and had been placed in a medically-induced coma.
The actor's family took him off life support on Thursday, media reports said.
A native of New York, Conaway began his acting career on Broadway but found national fame when he starred as Kenickie in the 1978 film musical "Grease," alongside John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
He also became a television regular for playing Wheeler, a cab driver, on the hit comedy "Taxi."
Conaway's problems with addiction were documented in 2008 when he appeared on the TV series "Celebrity Rehab".
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Dan Whitcomb)