Actor Jeff Conaway, the beloved star of the movie "Grease", has passed away at age 60, five days after being hospitalized for APS, this according to his hangers-on.
APS (Acute Pinsky Syndrome) is a rare disease that usually only affects those who have marginalized fame, and who have struggled with substance use. Initially thought to treat addiction, it latches on and attacks its victims quickly, often working within a 16-week television season.
"The palliative factors that are present at the onset of APS -- attention to the man and the underlying illness, a brief, fleeting resurgence of fame-- reveal themselves to be not the victim's salvation, but his demise," said Anthony Rosania, an Anti-APS crusader.
"We will truly miss Jeff," said the television doctor who attempted to cure Conaway. "All I have left of him now are my memories, and eleven notarized Release forms he signed."