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'ALF' Actor Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros Dead At 76

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The actor who donned the "ALF" costume in the popular '80s TV series has died at the age of 76.

Mihaly "Michu" Meszaros was admitted to hospital a week ago after he was found unresponsive in his home, according to Entertainment Weekly. His manager confirmed his death to TMZ on Monday.

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Mihaly Meszaros died at 76. (Photo: The Real Michu/Facebook)

Born in Hungary, Meszaros performed with the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus prior to landing a part in the beloved sci-fi comedy about a friendly alien named Gordon Shumway and his misadventures on Earth.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money to cover his medical expenses and a "Life Celebration."

Puppeteer Paul Fusco controlled ALF — an acronym for Alien Life Form — in the TV show and provided his voice. But it was Meszaros who would step into the costume whenever there was a scene in the TV series that required the title character's full body to be shown.

Meszaros lived in Los Angeles, Calif., according to Variety.

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