Max Julien dead at 88: The Mack star passes away on his birthday as wife finds actor's body01/02/2022
THE Mack star Max Julien was found dead by his wife today.
The star died on New Year's Day, which was also his birthday, at 88-years-old.
His PR team said in a statement that Julien's wife found him dead early this morning, TMZ reported.
In a statement they paid tribute to the star's life, saying: "During Julien's decades-long career, he was known for being bold, honest and straightforward. He would live and speak his own truth both professionally and privately. He was thought of as a rare 'man among men'."
The news was initially broken by comic book writer and producer David F Walker.
He wrote: "Max Julien Jan. 1, 1945 – Jan. 1, 2022 I met Max back in 1996. He was a great human being, and we had so many amazing conversations. He was brilliant and hilarious and charismatic… R.I.P"
No cause of death has yet been revealed.
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While Julien was most well-known for his role as Goldie in The Mack, his portfolio included many hit shows and films.
The star made appearances in Thomasine & Bushrod, Def Jam's How to Be a Player and Cleopatra Jones.
Following the tragic news, fans quickly rushed to social media to pay their respects.
One Twitter user wrote: "I met Max back in 1996. He was a great human being, and we had so many amazing conversations. He was brilliant and hilarious and charismatic… R.I.P."
Another said: "2022 done already gone and killed The Mack!"
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