'Alf' Star Max Wright Has Died Aged 75

‘ALF’ Star Max Wright Dead At 75 After Cancer Battle

Quoting family sources, it's reported that Wright passed away in his Hermosa Beach after a year-long illness. Wright was diagnosed with lymphoma in 1995, but had been in remission for many years.

ALF ran for four seasons from 1986 to 1990.

The actor best known as Willie Tanner, the TV dad who took in an extraterrestrial named ALF, has died. His wife, Linda Ybarrondo, who he had been married to since 1965, passed away from breast cancer in 2017.

He is survived by his two children. "I was hugely eager to have it over with", he told the publication in 2000.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane led the tributes to Wright on social media, tweeting: "RIP Max Wright - a hilarious and talented actor". TMZ was the first to report on Wright's death. But it was Wright's role as the patriarch in ALF that made him a household name.

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He had a string of movie credits too, including Reds, Soul Man and The Shadow. The last project he worked on was in 2005, entitled Back to Norm, a comedy pilot with Norm MacDonald, Robert Schneider and Janet Varney. He also appeared on many television classics, such as Cheers, Taxi, WKRP in Cincinnati, Buffalo Bill, Misfits of Science, Dudley, and The Norm Show.

Max performed on stage, too.

He famously played the TV dad on 80's-90's sitcom ALF.

Michu Meszaros, the actor who played Alf alongside Wright, passed away at age 76 in 2016.

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