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“Alf” child star Benji Gregory died at the age of 46 after being found in a car

“Alf” child star Benji Gregory died at the age of 46 after being found in a car

Former child star Benji Gregory, best known for his role in the hit sitcom “Alf,” was found dead in his car in Arizona last month. He was 46 years old.

The actor’s lifeless body was discovered in a Chase Bank parking lot in Peoria, Arizona, his sister Rebecca told TMZ on Wednesday.

According to the Maricopa County Coroner’s Office, Gregory’s official date of death is June 13.

Former child star Benji Gregory was found dead in his car in Arizona last month. He was 46 years old. Instagram/@benji_gregory

The cause of death is still unclear.

Rebecca told the outlet that Gregory suffered from depression and bipolar disorder and had a sleep disorder that often forced him to stay awake for days.

The outlet added that Gregory was in the area the day before his death to deposit a remaining check at a nearby bank in Peoria, Arizona.

The actor’s family believes he suffered heat stroke due to the scorching heat in a car accident.

Gregory was best known for his role in the successful sitcom “Alf”. © NBCUniversal, Inc.

According to Accuweather, temperatures in Peoria reached 106 degrees Fahrenheit on the day of Gregory’s death.

Gregory was with his service dog Hans at the time of his death. The dog also died in the car.

The actor first shared a snapshot of his cute pug on Instagram in March 2021 and captioned the photo “Hans.”

Gregory was with his service dog Hans at the time of his death. The dog also died in the car. Instagram/@benji_gregory

His heartbroken sister said her family was “mourning a great loss,” adding that she appreciated everyone’s support during this difficult time.

She suggested that fans could make donations in the late actor’s name to the Actors Equity Foundation or the ASPCA, both organizations close to his heart.

Gregory rose to fame after landing the role of Brian Tanner on “Alf.” He appeared in 101 episodes of the hit NBC sitcom, which ran from 1986 to 1990.

During his sitcom days, he also took on several well-known projects in the 1980s, including The A-Team, Fantastic Max and The Twilight Zone.

He later appeared in a television pilot, “Fenster Hall,” a Disney film, “Mr. Boogedy,” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”

Gregory played the role of Brian Tanner in “Alf” in 101 episodes. Getty Images

In 2003, he left Hollywood and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served as an aerographer’s mate. He was honorably discharged from his post two years later.

The actor’s last social media post was a photo of a sidewalk on April 10 with the caption, “I wish my dog ​​Hans would finally get over this ‘marking’ phase.”