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Benji Gregory: Child star from “Alf” dies at 46

Benji Gregory: Child star from “Alf” dies at 46
Benji Gregory: Child star from “Alf” dies at 46

Benji Gregory, known for his role in the sitcom “Alf”, has died. He was found dead in his car at just 46 years old.

Mourning for Benji Gregory (1978-2024): The former child star, who became famous through his role as Brian Tanner in the once so popular sitcom “Alf”, has died. The actor was found dead in his car in the parking lot of a bank in Peoria, Arizona, on June 13. This was confirmed by his sister Rebecca. He was just 46 years old.

Mental problems and sleep disorders

According to the report, a court in Maricopa County has already confirmed the date of death, but the cause of death is still unclear. As Gregory’s sister further reports to TMZ, her brother suffered from depression, bipolar disorder and sleep disorders that often kept him awake for days.

According to the report, the family suspects that the actor fell asleep in the car and died of heat stroke due to the high temperatures. His dog was also found dead in the car.

Benji Gregory was born into a family of actors on May 26, 1978 in Encino, Los Angeles. He played little Brian in the sitcom “Alf” in more than 100 episodes. He first appeared in front of the camera for the series when he was only seven years old. “Alf” was first broadcast in the USA in 1986, but not in Germany until two years later.

What came after “Alf”?

After the series ended in 1990, he continued to play a few small television roles, for example in “The Shame of Oblivion” (1991) and “Murphy Brown” (1991). He also had speaking roles in “Fantastic Max” (1988) and “Badger and Friends” (1993). In the early 2000s, however, he turned his back on acting for good and joined the US Navy. In 2005, he was honorably discharged from the Navy, apparently due to health problems.

He leaves behind his wife, whom he married in 2006. The couple lived in Arizona.

Source: Stern

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