Michael Galeota's family and friends, including fellow former Disney Star Shia LaBeouf, bid their final farewells to the actor at a funeral on Saturday, E! News has learned exclusively.
Galeota, who starred in the 1996 film Clubhouse Detectives and the Disney Channel TV show The Jersey, was pronounced dead on Jan. 10 at his residence in Glendale, Calif. He was 31.The Los Angeles County Coroner's office had said Galeota appeared to have died of natural causes and scheduled an examination. He had suffered from several health problems, such as abdominal pain, hypertension, and high cholesterol.
His funeral took place at St. Robert's Church in Burbank, not far from his home, and was attended by about 100 family members and friends. His father and brother spoke at the service.
"People reminisced about Mike's big heart and said that he is everlasting," a source told E! News. "There was laughter, there were tears. People talked about the memories they had with him. His dad said this is the hardest things he will ever go through."
"Mike was the type of guy that if you ask him for $5, he will find a way to get $10," the source said. "Always giving and thinking of others. He was a jokester and a true star. They talked about his accomplishments and his days of fame. Mike would have loved the turn out today. He was loved!"