From The Atlanta Journal-Constituition
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.
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.