Former child star Michael Galeota, who starred as Nick Lighter on the Disney Channel series The Jersey, has died at the age of 31, several reports confirm.
The Los Angeles Medical Examiner's office determined he died of natural causes and an autopsy is scheduled to take place soon.
Michael on Disney's The Jersey. (Photo Credit: Disney Channel)
According to TMZ, the actor went to the hospital last week with abdominal pain and left on Wednesday against doctors' advice. A friend discovered the New York native's body in his California home.
Along with his work on the Disney Channel, Michael had small roles on ER and Ally McBeal in the 90s, and was the lead in the short-lived CBS series, Bailey Kipper's P.O.V.
Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.