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Disney star Michael Galeota dies at 31

Michael Galeota dies at the age of 31.

PTI| Updated: Jan 12, 2016, 13:34 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Michael Galeota, who starred on Disney Channel's 'The Jersey', has died at the age of 31.

The actor was found dead on Sunday, January 10. He was hospitalised for abdominal pain in the previous week but he left the hospital against the doctors' advice on Wednesday, reported TMZ.

A friend worried about his condition as he went radio silent over the weekend. His friend, then, decided to come to his house and found his body lying in the living room.

Multiple sources said that Galeota had a history of hypertension and high cholesterol in addition to diverticulitis, an inflammation of the digestive tract.

A coroner said that he died of natural causes and an autopsy was scheduled to take place in the near future.
His family created a page on Go Fund Me website to raise money for his burial.

"It is with tremendous heartfelt sadness to announce the passing of Michael James Galeota on January 10th. He died peacefully at home," read the statement on the website.

"Although his life was short, we are grateful and appreciate the experience of having been loved, and loved him in return, and for being in our lives... Please help us to provide a burial that is worthy of a GIVER."