Tyler Perry Reveals He’s Killing “Madea” Character In 2019 During an interview on Sirius XM radio, Tyler Perry said that Madea would be waving goodbye to all her fans in 2019. Perry told the interviewer that he filmed her Funeral film two years ago, and he’s finally ready to say goodbye to the character.

In his words, “I just don’t want to be her age playing her.” In 2019, it will officially be twenty years since Perry began playing dress-up as Madea on stage. For many, it will be difficult to say goodbye to the character.