Willie Maxine Perry

 

 

Age: 64

 

Summary: mother of movie producer Tyler Perry who helped to inspire the character Madea, a sharp-tongued, iron-willed Southern matriarch played by her son in a padded dress and wig in a series of plays and hit movies including Madea's Family Reunion and the 2009 film Madea Goes to Jail, which opened at No. 1 at U.S. box offices and grossed $90.5 million.

 

 

Cause of Death: Illness

 

Born: February 12, 1945

 

Died: December 8, 2009

 

Location: Greensburg, Louisiana