Max Wright, who portrayed dad on Alf, dies

Lula Sharp
June 27, 2019

Max Wright, the star of the hit 80s sitcom "ALF" died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The sitcom ran for four seasons, from 1986 to 1990, on NBC and has become a cultural touchstone. He was diagnosed with Lymphoma in 1995, and was in remission for a while.

Max's last credited role was the 2005 TV movie Back to Norm. But it was Wright's role as the patriarch in ALF that made him a household name.

Our thoughts are with Max's loved ones at this hard time. By 1998, he would appear in the Broadway show Ivanov, which earned him a Tony Award nomination.

Max Wright was born on August 2nd, 1943.

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But he was best known for his role on "ALF, " about a family that played host to a puppet alien.

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Citing "family sources", the celebrity-news magazine reported that Mr. Wright passed away in his Hermosa Beach home after a years-long battle with cancer.

His wife of more than 50 years, Linda Ybarrondo, died in 2017.

The couple got married in 1965 and had two children together: Ben and Daisy.

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