"Jeff was taken off life-support (Thursday) afternoon. His family chose to take him off of life-support based on advice from physicians. They thought for several days that the situation was hopeless,” Brock tells People.
"We loved Jeff as a person. We respect him. We know his personal struggles are all over. He was a kind, gentle soul who loved to perform, from small theater to Broadway,” Brock added.
Conaway began his acting career in the 70s and shot to fame after starring alongside Olivia Newton John and John Travolta in Grease. He went on to star in dozens of films. Conaway’s career was often overshadowed by his addiction to drugs and alcohol. His battle with addiction to cocaine, prescription pain meds and alcohol was chronicled on the first two seasons of Celebrity Rehab. He first sought treatment for substance abuse in the mid-80s.