Max Julien, best known for his role as “Goldie” from the classic 1973 movie, The Mack, passed away on January 1, 2022, from undisclosed circumstances.
He was an accomplished actor, writer, and producer.
According to his PR team, he was found by his wife Arabella early Saturday morning.
Max’s friend David F. Walker, who is a comic book writer and film producer, honored Julien in an Instagram post.
Jan. 1, 1945 – Jan. 1, 2022
I met Max back in 1996. He was a great human being, and we had so many amazing conversations. He was brilliant and hilarious and charismatic…
See the original IG post below:
Julien’s portrayal of Goldie had a huge influence on the hip-hop community.
Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Mob Deep, Raekwon, Too Short, Jadakiss, Public Enemy, and Big K.R.IT. are a few of the hip-hop artists who sampled snippets of the film in their songs.
Read the film synopsis below:
After a few years in the slammer on a drug bust, John “Goldie” Mickens (Max Julien) returns to Oakland, Calif., determined to raise himself up in the world. When his old friend turned prostitute Lulu (Carol Speed) asks him to look out for her, Goldie accepts and enters the life of pimping. Soon he’s the most notorious “mack” in town, but it earns him some unwanted attention. A pair of crooked cops wants him back in jail, and a rival pimp (Dick Williams) tries to steal his business.
Richard Pryor played Goldie’s friend Slim in the movie.
Watch a clip from the movie below:
Julien is survived by his wife Arabella.
We send our deepest condolences to Arabella and the friends of Max Julien.