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Oji talks with Tyler Perry as fans get ready to say goodbye to ‘Madea’

Her real name is Mable Simmons, but audiences know her simply as Madea.

This fictional character first came to life in 2002 in Tyler Perry's debut film "Diary of a Mad Black Woman." Seventeen years later, the popular character is being put to rest.

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