American actor, sculptor, and fashion designer Max Julien has passed away at his home in Los Angeles on New Years’ Day.
The actor – best known for playing Goldie in 1973 film The Mack – was 88-years-old at the time of his passing and his wife, Arabella Chavers, is reported to have found his body early on Saturday morning.
A cause of death has not been revealed, while a spokesperson for the actor has confirmed the news of his passing.
A statement was shared with TMZ reading: “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’.”
Comic book writer and producer David F Walker originally broke news of the actor’s sad passing.
He wrote in an social media post: “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”
Fans have also taken to social media to pay tribute to the actor, with one tweeting: “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 wrote: “2022 done already gone and killed The Mack!”
As well as starring in The Mack, Max starred in Thomasine & Bushrod, Def Jam’s How to Be a Player and Cleopatra Jones.
He married his wife, Arabella, in 1991 and the couple lived together at their home in Los Angeles, California – while the actor had been born in Washington, DC, in 1934.