'ALF' Star Death Certificate ... Died of a Stroke

7/2/2016 10:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Michu Meszaros, the circus star who played "ALF" for four seasons died of a stroke -- according to his death certificate -- obtained by TMZ. 

Meszaros was found unresponsive in his home last month by longtime manager Dennis Varga. Varga tells TMZ Michu was on the ground, pinned between his toilet and a wall. Michu was rushed to a hospital where he was put on life support for almost a week before passing away.

Varga says the stroke doesn't come as a surprise ... he says Meszaros suffered one several years ago and would occasionally black out, often ending up in places without any idea of how he got there.

Michu was close friends with Michael Jackson and Varga says they've started to raise money to have his ashes placed at Forest Lawn Memorial near Michael.

Michu was 76.