After a very long battle with cancer, the ALF actor Max Wright shut his eyes forever at the age of 75. He died at his home in Hermosa Beach, California, USA after a very long battle with cancer called Lymphoma. Wright’s family confirms his death on this Wednesday, 26th June 2019 with TMZ.
Ever since he was first diagnosed with cancer back in 1995, he has been under vigorous treatment and has done all he could to stay above water.
The fact that this veteran actor died just two years after his wife died due to breast cancer makes us wonder if his will power to live after the loss has anything to do with the reason of his death now.
Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1943, this Tony-nominated (1998) actor was married to Linda Ybarrondo in 1965 and had two children Ben and Daisy. Wright, who was originally named George, is most famous for his role in ALF (Alien Life Form) as Willie Tanner, the father who took in the said Alien creature after the spaceship crash.
With the show running for Four complete seasons, it had a lot of fans around the globe. However, Max admitted that he wasn’t that great of an ALF fan and was glad to get the shooting over with.
Alf won the people’s choice award for Favourite New TV Comedy back in 1987. This veteran actor also appeared in several TV shows like Norm, Misfits of Science, The Drew Carey Show among others. He also acted in films like Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz, The Shadow, Soul Man, The Sting 2, Reds, and Stephen King’s The Stand.
However, the amount of popularity he gained due to all these is almost equal to what he gained with just the ALF.
Nevertheless, we do hope he rests in peace and pays our deep regrets.