From the News Wire:Movie producer Tyler Perry says his mother, Willie Maxine Perry, has died. His mother was 64. Tyler Perry announced the news of the Tuesday death
on his Web site, where he thanked fans for their prayers. He did not
say where his mother died or anything about the cause. Perry’s publicist did not immediately respond to a phone call. Year in Review: In Memoriam 2009 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted a 2006 interview with Perry in
which he said his mother was the basis for his most popular character,
Madea. The newspaper said Maxine Perry was a preschool teacher who worked at
the New Orleans Jewish Community Center for most of her life.