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“Alf” child star Benji Gregory dies at 46

“Alf” child star Benji Gregory dies at 46

Benji Gregory, the former child star best known for his role in the 1980s sitcom “Alf,” has died at the age of 46.

His sister Rebecca Hertzberg-Pfaffinger shared the news in a Facebook post.

“It is with a heavy heart that my family must suffer a loss far too soon,” she wrote.

“Ben was a great son, brother and uncle. He was fun to be around and made us laugh a lot. When I look through his things, I still laugh at little videos or notes from him and cry in between,” his sister said.

Hertzberg-Pfaffinger said Gregory was found dead in his car on June 13, next to his beloved service dog, Hans, who also died. It is believed Gregory went to a bank to cash some remaining checks and never got out of the car to do so.

“He fell asleep and died of heat stroke in the car,” said Hertzberg-Pfaffinger.

The Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office in Arizona told TMZ that an official cause of death is still pending.

Gregory’s cousin, Camille Jazzy Jenkins, also commented on Facebook, saying her family had “lost one of the most beloved and wonderful men in our small circle.”

“It has taken some time to process and understand our loss,” Jenkins said. “We are not doing well, but we take comfort in knowing that he is with his grandmothers.”

Jenkins and Hertzberg-Pfaffinger shared a series of photos of Gregory in their posts.

His sister told TMZ that Gregory suffers from depression and bipolar disorder, as well as a sleep disorder that often keeps him awake for days.