Say goodbye to Madea ... for good.
Tyler Perry announced he is retiring his famous elderly character after one more appearance on the big screen in "Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral" in March 2019. He'll also play her on a farewell stage tour.
"I’m happy to kill that old bitch. I’m tired, man,” Perry told SiriusXM radio host Bevy Smith.
He added, "I just don’t want to be her age, playing her."
Perry did not divulge whether he was killing off Madea in "Family Funeral."
The very successful Madea franchise has earned more than $500 million worldwide. Perry first introduced the character in his 1999 play "I Can Do Bad All By Myself" and on the big screen in 2005's "Diary of a Mad Black Woman."
"She’s been very good to me,” Perry told The Advocate last year. “I love the joy that she brings to people. I love to see them laughing and smiling."