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By Dirk Hanson 05/27/11

Jeff Conaway, who starred in Grease and Taxi, died Friday after a drug-induced coma. Dr. Drew Pinsky says his former Celebrity Rehab patient was felled by pills and pneumonia.

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Conaway won hearts as Travolta's bad-boy sidekick in Grease.
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Dirk Hanson, MA, is a freelance science writer and the author of The Chemical Carousel: What Science Tells Us About Beating Addiction. He is also the author of The New Alchemists: Silicon Valley and the Microelectronics Revolution. He has worked as a business and science reporter for numerous magazines and trade publications including Wired, Scientific American, The Dana Foundation and more. He currently edits the Addiction Inbox blog. Email: [email protected]

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