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6Tyler Perry’s Mom (AKA The Real Madea) Passed Away

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry is pretty much a punchline as far as I’m concerned, but I am sad to share the news that his mother, the inspiration for his character Madea, has passed away. No cause of death has been released yet, but Perry did post the following message on his website: “Willie Maxine Perry. February 12, 1945 to December 8, 2009. Thank you for all your prayers.”

It’s been a rollercoaster year for Perry, who professionally is shining (his last project, Precious is getting all kinds of Oscar buzz), yet also shared with the public just a few months ago that he spent most of his childhood in fear of his abusive father.

I’m definitely not a fan of his films, but this is sad news.

December 9, 2009 at 10:43 am by Molls
Filed Under: Tyler Perry

6 Responses to “Tyler Perry’s Mom (AKA The Real Madea) Passed Away”

  1. Jadine says:

    Yes, but a very rich punchline.

    • Alzaetia says:

      If only being rich mattered when your mother has just died…

      • Anonymous says:

        Well, you can drown your sorrows with much better 420 and Scotch though. Us poor schmos have to reply on Thunderbird and cheap schwag to mourn our mommy.

  2. Tabs says:

    So sad, I love his movies!!!

  3. Sarah says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your mom passing.I know how you feel I lost my dad 15 years ago.as time goes by it gets easier though.nobody knows how it feels unless you have been through it yourself.i love your movies and just remember time heals all wounds.

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