Max Wright poses in July 1989 in Burbank, California. The "ALF" star died. (Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Max Wright, who played Willie Tanner, the father figure of an alien in "ALF", died at the age of 75.

Wright was diagnosed with lymphoma in remission for years in 1995, after TMZ, which broke the news of his death. Wright's family confirmed the message to the outlet and The Hollywood Reporter.

Wright played for four years from 1986 to 1990 on the popular NBC sitcom "ALF" (short for Alien Life Form) and played the shortwave radio enthusiast who accidentally put on the alien (voiced by the show's creator, Paul Fusco ). to Earth.

Tanner brought the party animal ALF into his own family and played the patriarchal heterosexual man before the antics of the aliens.

"RIP Max Wright," tweeted Seth MacFarlane. "A funny and talented actor, sad news of his death, who will keep ALF in check now?"

The veteran actor had a long CV elsewhere and appeared on television shows such as the short-lived comedy. Buffalo Bill, Cheers, Misfits of Science, and a recurring role in Norm.

His films included All That Jazz, Reds, The Sting II, Soul Man, and "The Shadow."

The Broadway actor was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in 1998 for his role as Pavel Lebedev in "Ivanov."

He was a breast cancer star with Linda Ybarrondo from 1965 until her death in 2017 They had two children together.

Michu Meszaros, a 3-foot former circus performer who played ALF in the first years of the show, died after suffering a stroke in 2016.

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