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Former child actor Michael Galeota found dead at home

Former child actor Michael Galeota found dead at home
Michael Galeota during "The Kid" premiere at AMC 30 at the Block in Orange County in 2000. (WireImage)

Actor Michael Galeota, best known for his role in the Disney television series "The Jersey," died Sunday afternoon in his Glendale home, officials said.

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Around 2:30 p.m., Glendale police arrived at a home in the 900 block of West Glenoaks Boulevard, where the 31-year-old actor was found dead, said Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.

Galeota had a history of illness, including hypertension, high cholesterol and abdominal pains, according to Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Fred Corral.

He appears to have died of natural causes.

Alene Tchekmedyian writes for Times Community News.

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