Baldwin Saddened By Conaway’s Death

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May 29, 2011 | 6:45pm EST

Daniel Baldwin has spoken of his sadness following the death of his former Celebrity Rehab co-star Jeff Conaway.
The Grease star passed away on Friday, two weeks after he was hospitalized suffering from pneumonia and a blood poisoning condition called sepsis.

The 60-year-old actor, who spent years battling substance abuse issues, was initially rumored to have suffered a drug overdose after he was found unconscious at his home in California, but the reports were quickly dismissed by his representative.

Conaway’s former rehab inmate Baldwin, who battled addiction with the star on reality TV show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, has now spoken out about the tragedy, telling E! Online, “I’m sad that Jeff is gone. In some ways his death evokes feelings of relief, as it appeared that he had been suffering for a long time. My prayers go out to his family and friends, to those who knew him in sobriety especially. Rest in peace Jeff. You will be missed and loved forever. Peace be with you always.”