Movie producer Tyler Perry announced on his Web site that his mother, Willie Maxine Perry, died Tuesday.
TylerPerry.com Tyler Perry`s mother, Willie Maxine Perry, died Tuesday. "My mother is the wisdom of Madea, " Perry said.
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She was 64.
"Thank you for all your prayers," Perry said on the "e-mail messages from Tyler" section of his online site tylerperry.com.
Perry said he based his most popular -- and notorious -- character, Madea, partially on his mom.
"My mother ...
your mother is in heaven may god bless her soul, god will give you the grace and strength to go on
so sorry about your precious Mom,the Lord give you strength and grace as you grieve over your loss
sorry for your loss mr.perry may god bless you and your family