Tyler Perry to kill off Madea in A Madea Family Funeral

Tyler Perry arrives at a screening of Lionsgate Films' 'Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family' at the Cinerama Dome Theater

Perry said he is taking Madea on a farewell stage tour, and he says he'll use 2019's "Family Funeral" to end her storyline.

On Monday's episode of "Bevelations," the filmmaker and actor told "Page Six TV" co-host Bevy Smith that the last movie in the long-running franchise, "Madea Family Funeral", will hit theaters next year.

Now, Tyler Perry has made a new announcement: the iconic Madea character will be retired in 2019.

"I just don't want to be her age [still] playing her", 49-year-old Perry said.

After amassing $500M worldwide starring as Mabel Earlene "Madea" Simmons in 10 films and 10 plays, Tyler Perry has chose to bid farewell to the fictional 87-year-old grandmother-of-five for good. "We're gonna say goodbye in '19", he said.

The last time Madea was featured in a film was Boo 2!

The Acrimony director just produced, wrote, and directed catfish dramedy Nobody's Fool - starring Tiffany Haddish and Whoopi Goldberg - which hits U.S. theaters this Friday and United Kingdom theaters November 23.

According to reports, Madea has appeared in dozens of films grossing more than $500 million internationally. Since then, Madea has appeared in numerous sequels, including "Madea's Family Reunion" and "Madea Goes to Jail".

However, we are still not sure if, as the movie's name suggests, if it is Madea's funeral. Perry has signed a deal with Viacom that will see him producing content across television, film, and short-form video platforms.

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