Disney star Michael Galeota was found dead in his Glendale, California apartment on Sunday.
The New York native, 31, had been complaining about abdominal pain earlier in the week and had even admitted himself to the hospital, but went home against doctor’s advice, according to TMZ.
He was best known for his series The Jersey on the Disney Channel.
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Gone too soon: Disney star Michael Galeota was found dead in his Glendale, California apartment on Sunday. The actor, 31, had been complaining about abdominal pain earlier in the week and had even admitted himself to the hospital, but went home against doctor’s advice, according to TMZ
More recent: This is one of the last images of the New York native found on social media
A different look: This image was found on Michael’s Twitter account
The actor checked into the hospital on Wednesday.
After leaving, Galeota went home but friends became worried after they did not hear from him over the weekend.
According to the site, a friend went to his residence on Sunday to make sure he was doing fine, but Michael did not answer the door. That is when one of those friends broke into the apartment through a window.
His big series: He was best known for his series The Jersey on the Disney Channel
The star was found on the living room floor, it was claimed.
TMZ added that the Ally McBeal guest star had a history of hypertension and high cholesterol.
And the former child star also had diverticulitis, which is inflammation of the digestive track.
A source told the site that Galeota was ‘not following medical advice.’
He had some big guest stars: On the set of The Jersey with Lisa Leslie
So far his death he has been determined to have died from natural causes, but an autopsy is ‘pending.’
Galeota began his career with guest starring roles in 1990 on The Baby-Sitters Club. Next came parts ion ER and Bailey Kipper’s POV.
In 1997 he appeared on Ally McBeal and then he was in the film Can’t Be Heaven.
The star was on The Jersey from 1999 until 2004. His co-stars included McNally Sagal and Jermaine Williams.
Another look: Michael shared this image on Instagram with Tony Siragusa