ALF-Actor Mihaly Meszaros R.I.P.

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Mihaly Mezaros, der Mann im ALF-Kostüm, ist im Alter von 76 Jahren gestorben. Sad Day.

alf2Mihaly “Michu” Meszaros, the Hungarian-born performer who segued from life with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to semi-fame as the sometime-star of the TV sitcom ALF, has died. The self-proclaimed “world’s shortest man” — he stood 2″9′ tall — was 76 and had been taken to a Los Angeles hospital in a coma last week, his manager, Dennis Varga, told the web site TMZ, where he died early this morning. […]

Although the character was created and voiced by puppeteer Paul Fusco, Meszaros donned the costume when full-body shots were needed and was credited as an ALF assistant.