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Tyler Perry Announces The Death Of His Mom Who Inspired The Character Madea

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The main inspiration for the character Madea, Willie Maxine Perry,mother of Tyler Perry, has died.

She was 64  years old, and her date of birth was February 12, 1945 to December 8, 2009.

Tyler Perry has been quoted to say…”Madea is a cross between my mother and my aunt. She’s the type of grandmother that was on every corner when I was growing up,” Tyler said.

“She smoked. She walked out of the house with her curlers and her muumuu and she watched everybody’s kids. She didn’t take no crap. She’s a strong figure where I come from. In my part of the African-American community.

In a certain way, Mrs Perry was one of our family, brought to us in the form of Madea, as portrayed by her loving son, the talented Tyler Perry. Tyler has effectively introduced his mom to all of us in his plays and motion pictures, and in doing so, he has reminded us all of where a lot of us have come from, and that we should never separate ourselves from the leaders in our families.

The loss of one’s mother is truly a personal tragedy for anyone, no matter who you are, and I send out my condolences to Tyler and his family.

The following is a link to Tyler Perry’s e-mail message concerning the death of his mom today, and you can leave him a message of support there.

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3 Responses to “Tyler Perry Announces The Death Of His Mom Who Inspired The Character Madea”

  1. Oh Tyler, I am soooo sorryto hear of the passing of your mother ! By being one of your LARGEST Fan and watching your plays and movies I have heard you talk VERY highly of your mother and can see the love you have for her! I know that you will continue to lave , cherish and keep her spirit alive within your heart ! She is very proud of you and will continue to watch over you as the ANGEL she has always been for you! Now she is watching you beside our LORD awaiting the day you two will see each other again! Love you much Tyler and praying I get to meet you face to face! Samarian

  2. Tlyer I am sorry to about your mouther may the lord be wi

    th you and your family. I am praying fOr you!

  3. Hello Mr. Perry, (Tyler)

    Was surprised when you mention the passing of your Mother, I saw your play in New York for the first time. I loved it. You do not need a star to shine you can do that all on your own with your talent.

    You are truly blessed.

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