Max Wright Dies at 75

Acclaimed actor Max Wright was most famously known for portraying Willie Tanner in the popular eighties sitcom, "ALF." 

Wright's family confirmed the news earlier today. Wright, who had been diagnosed with lymphoma fourteen years ago, had lost the battle with cancer.

As reported by TMZ, he passed away surrounded by his loved ones, at his Hermosa Beach home in California. 

The puppet-driven show, "ALF," ran for four seasons on NBC. Before joining the cast in 1986, Wright also had roles in "Friends," "The Stand," and "Buffalo Bill."

He had 66 film credits to his name and a career that spanned more than three decades. Wright retired in 2005; his last role was in the made-for-TV movie, "Back to Norm."

Wright is preceded in death by his wife, Linda Ybarrondo, who passed away two years ago. He is survived by his two children, Ben and Daisy. 

No other details had been shared about his passing, and funeral arrangements will be revealed in due course. 

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