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.
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.
-- Mim K?y (@Mim78) June 14, 2016
-- Daniel Johnson (@danjohnson1979) June 13, 2016
Rest in peace, Michu Meszaros. You warmed millions of hearts & made us all laugh in ALF. Thank you. You will be remembered.? #MichuMeszaros
-- N I K K I (@FluffyStarr) June 13, 2016