January 12, 2016


Michael Galeota, Former Disney Channel Star, Dies at 31


Michael Galeota, the former star of the Disney Channel series The Jersey, has died at the age of 31, it was confirmed to USA Today. The cause of death is unknown.

Galeota starred as Nick Lighter in the The Jersey as a teenager beginning in 1999. He also appeared in the Disney Channel film Clubhouse Detectives, and earned credits on ER and Ally McBeal.

The young actor, who had not appeared onscreen in more than a decade, reportedly suffered from abdominal pain in the days leading up to his death. He died peacefully at his home on Sunday (Jan. 10).

A crowdfunding site has been set up by Galeota’s family to raise money for his burial. Click here to donate.