ALF actor Michu Meszaros dies at 76


Michu Meszaros, a former circus performer who played alien ALF in the popular sitcom, has died, according to his manager, Dennis Varga.

Michu had been taken to a Los Angeles hospital several days ago after he was found unresponsive in his home and had been in a coma since. He died on Sunday at the age of 76.

Michu Meszaros played the alien ALF alongside Anne Schedeen, Max Wright, Andrea Elson and Benji Gregory (ITV/REX)

Born in Budapest, Hungary, he stood at less than three feet tall and since his teens had performed in numerous circuses, including the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

He was best known costumed as the extraterrestrial title character of ALF, which aired from 1986 to 1990. ALF was otherwise a puppet operated and voiced by Paul Fusco.

He also appeared in films, including Big Top Pee-wee and Freaked, as well as on TV. His last appearance was in 2015´s Death To Cupid.

Fans paid tribute to the actor.