An actor who was a child star for Disney both on TV and in feature films has died. E! News reports that Michael Galeota was pronounced dead Sunday at his home in Glendale, Calif.
Galeota appeared in the Disney Channel series “The Jersey” and in the movie “Clubhouse Detectives.” His last credit was in 2004 for “The Jersey.”
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office reportedly said Galeota had a number of health issues including abdominal pain, hypertension, and high cholesterol. USA Today reports that he had gone to the hospital with abdominal pains. An examination was planned to determine his cause of death, which appeared to be due to natural causes.
Galeota’s brother Jimmy set up a GoFundMe page to raise funeral costs, writing on the site that Michael was “a great inspiration for anyone that heard his genuine, humble, witty and joyful voice, or experienced his smile, laughter and love for just a moment.”
The post also noted that Michael Galeota “died peacefully at home.”
Here’s a clip from “The Jersey” featuring Galeota …