The body of Jeff Conaway has been released by the Los Angeles County Coroner. However, it could be months before a funeral can take place as the family struggle with arrangements and how to handle the “Grease” star’s e x-fiancee.
Jeff Conaway’s body has now been turned over to Forest Lawn Mortuary. Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter confirmed that the autopsy is complete. However, the official ruling into the cause of death may take up to six weeks as the results of toxicology tests are still pending.
Conaway’s family is currently planning his funeral, though, and a family insider says that it could take place in as little as few weeks, or up to several months from now. The timing is very fluid.
“Michelle and Carla are grappling with what type of service to have for Jeff,” the source says of Jeff Conaway’s sisters. “They are simply overwhelmed with the logistics of planning the funeral.”
All that is known so far is that he will be cremated.
The family are still working on what to do about Jeff’s ex-fiancee, Vikki Spinoza (a.k.a. Vikki Lizzi.) There is no love lost between Vikki and Jeff’s family. So, handling that will require some forethought. The family are going to “take their time to plan something special and meaningful” the insider said.
It was Jeff’s sisters who wanted an autopsy performed to rule out foul play. However, there is no suggestion at this stage that there was anything suspicious about Jeff Conaway’s death.
In the meantime, the family have said that the funeral will be “a small, intimate gathering for family and close friends only.”