Former Disney Star Michael Galeota Dead at 31

Michael Galeota — best known for his work on the Disney Channel original series The Jersey¬†as Nick Lighter, as well as the 1996 film Clubhouse Detectives — has passed away. He was 31-years-old.

According to Us Weekly, the child star was hospitalized last week after complaining of abdominal pain.

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He reportedly left the hospital against doctor’s orders on Wednesday (Jan. 6) and was found dead in his Glendale, California home yesterday (Jan. 10) by friends after they were unable to reach him by phone.

The Los Angeles County Coroners Office revealed that Galeota suffered from both hypertension and high cholesterol prior to his death.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

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