Max Julien dead at 88: The Mack star passes away on his birthday as wife finds actor's body

Max Julien dead at 88: The Mack star passes away on his birthday as wife finds actor's body

January 2, 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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