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Benji Gregory, Star of ‘ALF,’ Dies at 46

Benji Gregory, the former child actor who became famous in the 1980s through the sitcom ALF , has passed away at the age of 46.

The news first surfaced through TMZ on Wednesday, July 10. Gregory’s sister, Rebecca, shared with the website that her brother had been found deceased last month. His body was discovered on June 13 inside a vehicle parked at a Chase Bank location in Peoria, Arizona.

Alarmingly, Gregory’s service dog, Hans, was also found dead in the same vehicle, according to TMZ.

As of Wednesday, the cause of Gregory’s death had not been confirmed. Sources close to the late actor speculated to TMZ that he may have fallen asleep inside the parked vehicle and succumbed to heatstroke. Additional details surrounding his death were not immediately available.

Gregory was best known for his role as Brian Tanner on ALF, which aired on NBC for four seasons from 1986 to 1990. The show featured the Tanner family living with an “alien life form” named ALF, who had come to Earth from his home planet.

Apart from ALF, Gregory made guest appearances on several popular 1980s shows like Murphy Brown, The A-Team, The Twilight Zone, and Punky Brewster. He also appeared in the 1986 film Jumpin’ Jack Flash and voiced a character named Edgar in the 1993 animated film Once Upon a Forest.

Those who wish to honor Gregory’s memory are encouraged to make donations to The Actors Equity Foundation or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), according to his sister.

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Source: TMZ