Max Julien, Star of the Blaxploitation Classic ‘The Mack,’ Dies at 88.. He played Goldie, an ex-con turned pimp, in the 1973 film, which also starred a young Richard Pryor.
Max Julien, who starred in the 1973 blaxploitation classic The Mack opposite a young Richard Pryor, has died. He was 88.
He died on New Year’s Day at Sherman Oaks Hospital, his wife of 30 years, Arabella, told The Hollywood Reporter. The cause of death had not been determined, she said.
His PR team paid tribute to the actor in a statement to TMZ: “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.’”
David F. Walker, a comic book writer and filmmaker who was Julien’s friend, also posted a tribute on Instagram.
“I met Max back in 1996,” he wrote. “He was a great human being, and we had so many amazing conversations. He was brilliant and hilarious and charismatic…R.I.P.”
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