Disney Channel Star Michael Galeota Has Passed Away

It was confirmed today by TMZ that Michael Galeota, the Disney Channel star, passed away this Sunday. It was reported that the actor went to the hospital last week due to abdominal pains and left last Wednesday against doctors’ advice. He was 31 years old.

Galeota was best known for his role on Disney Channel’s original series, The Jersey, which first aired in 1999. He played the lead character Nick Lighter: the enthusiastic football player who inherits a magical jersey and shares its with his friends. You can still watch short clips of the television show on YouTube.

TMZ reports that Galeota had a history of hypertension and high cholesterol. He additionally battled diverticulitis which is the inflammation of the digestive tract. Currently, his death is labelled as due to natural causes. An autopsy is pending.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael’s family in this tragic time. Rest in peace, Michael.

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