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Vale: Mihaly “Michu” Meszaros

US-based performer Mihaly “Michu” Meszaros, who dressed up as Alf in the US sitcom has died.

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US-based performer Mihaly “Michu” Meszaros, who dressed up as Alf in the US sitcom has died, aged 76.

He reportedly fell into a coma last week, and had been grappling with health issues since suffering a stroke eight years ago.

Hungarian-born Michu stood just 83cm tall. He performed in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in the 1970s, billed as the “smallest man in the world.”

For the 1980s NBC sitcom Alf, Meszaros would wear a full-body costume when head-to-toe shots of the alien were required, and a half-costume for upper-body shots, due to the heat of the full-body suit. Alf ran for four seasons from 1986 – 1990 with the lead character voiced by Paul Fusco.

His other credits included Big Top Pee-wee, Dear John USA and Warlock: The Armageddon.

A GoFundMe page was recently launched to raise money for medical and funeral expenses.

Source: Yahoo

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