Family Plans to Take Grease Star Off Life Support

But ex-girlfriend Vikki Lizzi is fighting the decision, source says
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2011 10:12 AM CDT
Grease Star Jeff Conaway's Family Plans to Take Actor Off Life Support as Ex-Girlfriend Vikki Lizzi Fights Decision
Vikki Lizzi and Jeff Conaway arrive at Andre Merritt's ASCAP Awards After-Party on April 22, 2009 in Hollywood, California.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Jeff Conaway’s family has been keeping a vigil at his bedside since he fell into a coma last week, but they have now decided to turn off the actor’s life support machine. Doctors told the family that the Grease and Taxi star has no brain function, a source tells Radar. “The feeding tube has already been removed,” and his ventilator was scheduled to be turned off yesterday. But in a later development, Radar reports that Conaway’s ex-girlfriend is fighting the family’s decision.

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Vikki Lizzi, an on-and-off girlfriend of Conaway’s for years, claims she has power of attorney for the actor and is also a guarantor of his living trust. The hospital told her attorney they would “hold off” on removing life support “until they re-read the trust,” a source says. Conaway’s family secured, then later dropped, a restraining order against Lizzi on May 19. Click to read more about the family’s tough decision. (Read more Jeff Conaway stories.)

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