The Legacy of Benji Gregory: ALF’s Beloved Child Star

The deceased performer gained recognition for his role as Brian Tanner in 101 ‘ALF’ episodes between 1986 and 1990.

Benji Gregory passed away. He was most renowned for his work on ALF. 46 was his age.

According to TMZ, the late actor was discovered dead in his car on June 13 in the Peoria, Arizona, Chase Bank parking lot. According to the outlet, people who know Gregory well think that the previous day, he was going to the bank to deposit checks when he passed out in his car.

They think that heatstroke from a car is what killed him. When he was in Arizona on June 12, the temperature reached 109 degrees. The publication added that Hans, his assistance dog, was also discovered dead inside the car.

His cause of death is still unknown, the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office told ABC7 Los Angeles.

Gregory’s older sister, Rebecca Hertzberg-Pfaffinger, told TMZ that he struggled with bipolar disorder, melancholy, and a sleep issue that kept him up for days at a time.

From 1986 to 1990, the late actor gained recognition for his portrayal of Brian Tanner in 101 episodes of ALF. It began with the main character, really called Gordon Shumway but abbreviated as “Alien Life Form,” after he smashed into the garage of the suburban Tanner family house. Behind the legendary performance was puppeteer Paul Fusco, who co-created the series with Tom Patchett.

Warner Bros. revealed in 2018 that it was in the early phases of developing a reboot. But when the project was unable to find a home, the plans were abandoned later that year. Shout! Factory declared in February that it had obtained the rights to ALF and will be creating new content in the same vein.

You can watch ALF right now on Peacock and Amazon Prime.

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