Alf child star Benji Gregory found dead in car aged 46

Zach Margolius
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Former child actor Benji Gregory from hit sitcom ALF has died aged 46.
Former child actor Benji Gregory from hit sitcom ALF has died aged 46. Credit: Supplied

Former child actor Benji Gregory from hit sitcom ALF has died aged 46.

Known for his role as Brian Tanner on the 80s show, Gregory was reportedly found dead in his car within an Arizona bank’s parking lot on June 13.

His service dog Hans was found dead alongside him.

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Gregory’s service dog Hans was found dead alongside him.
Gregory’s service dog Hans was found dead alongside him. Credit: Benji Gregory/Instagram
Known for his role as Brian Tanner on the 80s show, Gregory was reportedly found dead in his car within an Arizona bank’s parking lot on June 13.
Known for his role as Brian Tanner on the 80s show, Gregory was reportedly found dead in his car within an Arizona bank’s parking lot on June 13. Credit: Supplied

Gregory’s sister told TMZ the former star suffered from depression, bipolar disorder, and had a sleep disorder which would often starve him of sleep.

His death certificate confirms the date as accurate, though his cause of death is still pending.

Loved ones believe Gregory had planned to deposit residual cheques on June 12 but fell asleep in his car and died from heatstroke amid Arizona’s harsh summer heat.

His sister Rebecca said her family appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers while they grieve the former child actor’s passing.

Gregory shot to fame through his character Brian who featured on 101 episodes of Alf which aired from 1986 to 1990.

He left the entertainment industry in 2003 when enlisting in the US Navy, though was honourably discharged in 2005.

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