This is just so sad.
Disney star Michael Galeota has died.
The former child actor, famous for his role on The Jersey, was just 31 when he was pronounced dead at his home in Glendale, California on Sunday.
According to reports, Mike suffered from health problems including abdominal pain, hypertension, and high cholesterol, and as TMZ described, was just in the hospital as late as last week before leaving early.
As of now, his cause of death is being seen as “natural causes,” but an official examination will be happening Tuesday.
A GoFundMe page has since been set up in his honor, and along with it, a touching tribute to the late actor:
“It is with tremendous heartfelt sadness to announce the passing of Michael James Galeota on January 10th. He died peacefully at home.
He was a precious gift ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ loving, giving, compassionate, joyful and intelligent. 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. To know him was to love him.
His humble nature hid a great compassionate and loving human being, with a huge heart. He cared profoundly for his family and friends. Mike was a great giver, always ready and able to care for others.
Although his life was short, we are grateful and appreciate the experience of having been loved, and loved him in return, and for being in our lives. In our hearts and souls, he will always be with us.
Please help us to provide a burial that is worthy of a GIVER.”
We can’t imagine what his loved ones are going through right now to have lost someone so quickly.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike’s friends and family.
[Image via GoFundMe.]