Michu Meszaros Funeral/Burial fund

$3,470 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 129 people in 29 months
MICHU, "the smallest man on earth" (33 inches tall). The physically proportionate Lilliputian was born as Mihaly Meszaros, translated to English as "Michael Butcher." is close to the end of his life on earth

Ringling Brothers Circus (aka "The Greatest Show on Earth") credited Michu as "one of the biggest stars ever to perform in the circus." 

Michu's long term manager, Dennis Varga, and his family, befriended Michu in 1974, and invited him to live in the family home from 1985 where he resided until his recent health problems. We need his fans to gather together to help with the expenses of his "Life Celebration." Since Michu has not worked in many years, and medical expenses have piled up, we have nothing to properly send him off. Please help us in this amazing cause. We need to raise as much money as we can for any more medical expenses and funeral/buriel expenses when the time comes.

About Michu:
Michu was born on September 20th, 1939 in a small village named "Pely," approximately 50 miles northeast of Budapest, Hungary. He is the seventh child born to a very poor family of sheepherders. Never in his wildest dreams did Michu think he would become best friends with the "greatest entertainer of all time, Michael Jackson, who was  also born as the seventh child in his family, and with the same name "Michael," yes, the one and only "M.J." befriended his childhood idol: Michu.

Michu started performing in the circus at the early age of 14. In 1973, he was contracted by Ringling Brothers Barnum and Baily Circus. He instantly became a circus sensation and mesmerized audiences of all ages. Touring through the US and Canada, Michu performed for numerous crowds, including two US presidents, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, as well as many celebrities, politicians, and a multitude of famous people that will soon be revealed. Audiences will have never before published information about Michu, about how he was Michael's ideal. The story of M.J. at the age of 14 visiting the circus and being awestruck by Michu will be told in detail. Secrets of a unique friendship that developed years later when the two finally performed together will captivate fans and inform the public. This knowledge has presently only been shared by M.J., Michu, his manager Dennis Varga and his family.

After Ringling Brothers Circus, Michu landed the role of walk-around "Alf" (Alien Life Form from the planet Melmac) on the popular TV series of the 80's. His breakthrough acting career was followed by many TV sitcom roles (Dear John), music video performances (Aerosmith), and acting in motion pictures including: Big Top Pee-Wee, Waxwork, Warlock, Look Who's Talking, and many more.

Michu's history with his manager, Dennis Varga and his family, dates back over 30 years. Michu still shares residency with Dennis Varga and his wife, Irene, in Hawthorne, California. This suburb of Los Angeles is also the city with a street named after Michu, "Michu Lane" (across from the YMCA). Michu also became "Honorary Mayor" for the city of Hawthorne. Someone who was there when Michael was honeymooning with Lisa Marie Presley; someone who played with Prince and Paris when they were just toddlers. As Michael sat flanked by his parents during the private gathering at Neverland Ranch in December 2003, Michael cradled his muse in his lap as he watched the celebration unfold. This secret friend of Michael's has remained silent - until now. 

Please help us finally give Michu the respect he deserves and a "send off" worthy of Hollywood's biggest little star!
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This is a very disappointing update for Michu, Ringling Bros contacted me saying they WOULD NOT help us out with ANY donations to have Michu buried.
They should be ashamed of themselves. Michu was the biggest star they ever had and they made millions of dollars in all the years. They also found him and brought him to America, it's ridiculous. Please email/call or especially tweet the owner of Ringling bros @NicoleFeld
Her Grandfather found Michu and loved him he would have never done this. Please help us spread the word how they are treating him in death.
customerrelations@feldinc.com
information@feldinc.com
(800) 844-3545
Twitter of owner @NicoleFeld
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This is a very disappointing update for Michu, Ringling Bros contacted me this morning saying they WOULD NOT help us out with ANY donations to have Michu buried.
They should be ashamed of themselves. Michu was the biggest star they ever had and they made millions of dollars in all the years. They also found him and brought him to America, it's ridiculous. Please email/call or especially tweet the owner of Ringling bros @NicoleFeld
Her Grandfather found Michu and loved him he would have never done this. Please help us spread the word how they are treating him in death.

customerrelations@feldinc.com
information@feldinc.com
(800) 844-3545
Twitter of owner @NicoleFeld
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Hello everyone Michu is now being cremated, we STILL need your help as the burial near Michael Jackson is going to cost a lot of money. This would be a fitting tribute to a friendship that took Michael back to when he was a child and saw Michu at the circus! Please continue to give!!
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Hello everyone, thank you all so much your help has allowed us to make the first arrangements for Michu's "final act" He will be cremated first, and then once we raise enough money we will have a wonderful memorial service for him and it is our hope we can interim him in The Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Glendale, in the same building where his friend The King of Pop, Michael Jackson is buried. This is why we still need your help. Please continue to give as much as you can to help the World's Smallest Man, have the biggest send off we can give him.
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Kelly Bruns
22 months ago
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CNN is reporting he died today 12-29-16 I am confused. RIP Michu

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Dennis Varga Jr.
29 months ago
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Just was informed that our little buddy Michu has died. RIP Miska, you will be missed!

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Patricia Cirioli Keever
29 months ago
1
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The Will Rogers Pioneer Assistance Fund maybe a resource for Michu. They have helped many performers in need.

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Trevor Roy
23 months ago

sorry to see ya go loved alf as a kid (yo willy) god speed

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Sheila Varga
29 months ago

Thank you for all of the kind souls that donated for a dear friend. I'm greatly saddened by an incredible man who, although tiny, had greatness in his every being. I hope that he is performing alongside Michael somewhere in Heaven. I keep my history with Michu and his legacy with me forever.

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Faith Randall Kruse
29 months ago

I am saddened to hear that Mr. Meszaros has died Alf was a part of my childhood I have zero money to donate, but I do have suggestions for songs if need be for the farewell he deserves

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Created June 11, 2016
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ED
$30
Elizabeth Dpatafore
22 months ago

Be well your son is adorable and know how difficult it us to raise children on your own. God speed.

$25
Anonymous
22 months ago
$10
Anonymous
29 months ago
KB
$50
Karen Brady
29 months ago

peace and love !

BW
$5
Bernhard Weiger
29 months ago

Thank you for each smile, i became because of looking Alf. R.I.P.

SP
$50
Simone Pfeifer
29 months ago

Hat "Alf" echtes Leben eingehaucht. Danke dafür.

$15
Anonymous
29 months ago
CA
$25
Chris Allison
29 months ago
2
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So many wonderful memories from our days on Ringling. RIP Michu

Kelly Bruns
22 months ago
3
3

CNN is reporting he died today 12-29-16 I am confused. RIP Michu

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Dennis Varga Jr.
29 months ago
1
1

Just was informed that our little buddy Michu has died. RIP Miska, you will be missed!

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Patricia Cirioli Keever
29 months ago
1
1

The Will Rogers Pioneer Assistance Fund maybe a resource for Michu. They have helped many performers in need.

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Trevor Roy
23 months ago

sorry to see ya go loved alf as a kid (yo willy) god speed

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Sheila Varga
29 months ago

Thank you for all of the kind souls that donated for a dear friend. I'm greatly saddened by an incredible man who, although tiny, had greatness in his every being. I hope that he is performing alongside Michael somewhere in Heaven. I keep my history with Michu and his legacy with me forever.

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Faith Randall Kruse
29 months ago

I am saddened to hear that Mr. Meszaros has died Alf was a part of my childhood I have zero money to donate, but I do have suggestions for songs if need be for the farewell he deserves

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