'Alf' actor Max Wright, popular for playing the father in the hit 80s show, died on Wednesday after a long struggle with cancer. He was 75 years old and was diagnosed with Lymphoma in 1995, but had been in remission for a long time.
According to a report in TMZ, family sources were quoted as saying that the actor passed away at his residence in Hermosa Beach, California just outside Los Angeles.
The actor was a veteran TV star well-known for his role as Willie Tanner in the puppet-led show, which ran for four seasons on NBC. Other than this role, he was also known for his roles in TV shows 'Buffalo Bill', 'Cheers', 'Misfits of Science', 'Dudley' and 'Norm'.
His popular movies include 'All That Jazz', 'Reds', 'The Sting II', 'Soul Man' and 'The Shadow'. The actor had about 60 credits to his name since 1974.
Linda Ybarrondo, Wright's wife to whom he was married since 1965, died in 2017 due to breast cancer. The couple had two children. Michu Meszaros, Wright's co-star on 'Alf' passed away in June 2016 at the age of 76.