Tyler Perry turned to his website Tuesday to announce the death of his mother. Willie Maxine Perry was 64.
Maxine worked as pre-school teacher in New Orleans.
Perry, 40, simply posted his mother's full name, birth date and the date of her death with a photo of the two at the L.A. premiere of "Madea's Family Reunion" in 2006.
"Thank you for all your prayers," he wrote.
In October, the actor/director/producer opened up about his abusive childhood and revealed his mother also suffered abuse.