Max Julien, best known for his lead role in the 1973 blaxploitation film mako, According to his friends, he died at his home in Los Angeles on Saturday, his birthday. He was 88 years old and no cause of death has been revealed.
“A statement from his public relations team praised his character.” Throughout Julian’s decades-long career, he was known for being bold, honest, and straightforward. He lived and spoke his truth both professionally and personally. He was regarded as a rare ‘man among men’.
Julian’s role in mako Its frequently cited excerpts in hip-hop by stars such as Too Short, Snoop Dogg, Public Enemy and LL Cool J became a classic. In the film, Julian played the role of “Goldie”, an aspiring young pimp. Joe from Oakland encounters corrupt cops and drug dealers after his release from prison. Richard Pryor played his sidekick, adding to the appeal of the film.
Comic book writer and film producer David F. Walker praised his friend in an online post.
“I met Max back in 1996. He was a great person, and we had so many wonderful conversations. He was brilliant and hilarious and charismatic… RIP” captioned DFW with Julian’s artistic rendering of ‘TM’ A classic scene was depicted.
Producer Russell Simmons also mourned him.
“My dear friend and incredibly talented actor, writer and spiritual guide has left his body. He was one of the dearest people to all who knew him. He is survived by his lovely wife Annabella. Rip off big brother, you will be missed and I am sure God will receive you with open arms. ,
Survivors include his wife, Arabella Chavers. No memorial plan has been detailed yet.