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ALF child star Benji Gregory found dead in car next to his dog | US News

ALF child star Benji Gregory found dead in car next to his dog | US News

Benji Gregory appeared in all four seasons of the ’80s sitcom ALF and has also appeared in several television series, including The A-Team and TJ Hooker.


Thursday, July 11, 2024, 10:32 a.m., United Kingdom

Former child star Benji Gregory – the actor best known for his role in the hit 1980s sitcom ALF – has died at the age of 46.

His sister, Rebecca Pfaffinger, said in a social media post that he was found dead in his car last month next to his service dog.



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Gregory was best known for his role in the successful US sitcom ALF. (clockwise from left): Andrea Elson, Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Alf, Benji Gregory. Image: Everett/Shutterstock

She told celebrity news site TMZ that he fell asleep in his car in an Arizona parking lot and died of heat stroke. His dog, Hans, also died.

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

“Ben was a great son, brother and uncle. He was fun to be around and often made us laugh.

“When I look through his stuff, I still laugh at little videos or notes from him, and sometimes I have to cry.

“My brother Ben was found in his car along with his beloved service dog Hans, who passed away on June 13th.

“We assume that he went there on the evening of the 12th to deposit some arrears.

“(Found in his car) and never got out of the car to do this. He fell asleep and died of heat stroke in the car.”

She told TMZ that her brother suffers from depression and bipolar disorder and has a sleep disorder that often keeps him awake for days.

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Gregory appeared in all four seasons of ALF. In this episode, a furry alien crashed his spaceship into the garage of the Tanner family, who decided he could stay with them.

His nickname was ALF – short for Alien Life Form.

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Gregory played the role of Brian, the son of the Tanner family, in over 100 episodes.

He also appeared in several television series, including The A-Team and TJ Hooker.