http://rerzi.com/?p=633 "Michu Mezaros who played ALF in the 1980s — is fighting for his life after slipping into a coma. Michu’s manager, Dennis Varga, said the actor had been dealing with health issues after suffering a stroke 8 years ago. Dennis says late last week he called 911 after finding 76-year-old Michu unresponsive in the bathroom. Michu was taken to an L.A. area hospital where he remains in a coma. Michu got his start at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus before landing the role of ALF the alien. ALF was a puppet but Michu wore the costume when they needed walking/running shots. For the first few seasons of ALF, Meszaros donned a full-body costume of the character whenever a full-body shot of the alien was needed. Meszaros was used where scenes of ALF walking, running, or standing were required. Michu also did a cameo in 'Big Top Pee-wee' … and 2 Pepsi commercials with Michael Jackson. Michu later became friends with Michael Jackson. He told Joe Faulkner of Good Hollywood, that Michael Jackson gave him as a gift, the suit he was wearing in the photo above."