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Jeff Conaway Didn't Die of an Overdose, Says Dr. Drew

Despite reports that an overdose put him in a coma before his untimely death in L.A. today, TMZ reports that Grease star Jeff Conaway did not die of an O.D.

Dr. Drew Pinsky tells the site that Conaway, also a cast member of TV's Taxi, succumbed to "overwhelming pneumonia and sepsis" following long-term prescription drug use.

While it wasn't a sudden overdose, Drew still blames drugs, saying ...

... "Jeff is another pharmaceutical death from the overutilization of prescription drugs."

He died at the age of 60 at Encino Hospital Medical Center, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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