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‘Alf’ Star Max Wright’s Twisted Life Of Sex & Drugs Before Death Revealed

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Jun. 26 2019, Published 11:19 p.m. ET

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The death of Max Wright marks the end of a slow and sad fall from grace, that found the comic actor bottom out with addictions to alcohol and crack-fueled orgies with homeless men.

According to reports, Wright died on Wednesday, June 26 at the age of 75, after battling cancer for years.

Wright reached stardom on the 1980’s prime time hit Alf, which followed the wacky adventures of a short, strange Alien Life Form stranded on Earth, and living in the garage of Wright’s father character, Willie Tanner.

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But when the show ended in 1990, after four seasons, Wright found himself living a sad existence, weathering a shocking gay porn and drug scandal.

Click through RadarOnline.com’s gallery to learn just how bad it got for the former star.

Passed On

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Family members say Wright passed away in his Los Angeles area home.

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Cancer

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He was diagnosed with Lymphoma in 1995, but had been in remission for a long time.

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DUI

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After beating cancer in the 90s, he was arrested in 2000 and 2003 for Driving Under the Influence.

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Kicked out

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Wrights wife, Linda, kicked him out in 2003.

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Gay Lover

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After years down on his luck, a former gay lover claimed he and Wright used to pick up homeless men twice a week and pay them $100 for sex. Often, they’d all do drugs together.

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Gay Porn

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As Radar previously reported Wright even appeared in a shocking homemade gay porno tape with two men, smoking crack.

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Outcast

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Max quickly became an outcast in Hollywood.

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So Sad

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“Max has become a shadow of his former self,” a source spilled to Radar. “It’s sad what’s happened.”

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Blame Alf

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A former lover of Wright’s, Reiner Dettlinger, described as Max's “life partner” by German newspaper Bild – blamed the star-making TV show for his downfall.

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A ‘Demotion’

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"He's ashamed of Alf. It was a demotion, because he came from the theater."

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