Conaway Taken Off Life Support

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May 27, 2011 | 2:15pm EST

Ailing actor Jeff Conaway has been taken off life support, two weeks after he was hospitalized for a suspected drug overdose.
The Grease star, who has battled drug addiction in the past, was found unconscious in his California home on 11 May.

Conaway’s spokesman Phil Brock recently revealed he was found with a cocktail of “painkillers and cold medicine in his system”, and doctors went on to diagnose him with pneumonia and sepsis, a potentially fatal blood poisoning caused by a bacterial infection.

The 60 year old has remained in critical condition ever since and his family decided to switch off his life support machine on Thursday after medics admitted he was unlikely to ever regain consciousness, reports

Conaway had been taking the prescription pain medication since badly injuring himself following a fall at his home last year, when he broke his hip and arm, fractured his neck and suffered a brain haemorrhage.