Last night a 4 - alarm fire damaged Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.  The fire destroyed most of the back lot of the massive studio complex.

Tyler Perry is best know for playing the role of Madea in a host of movies based on his unique and very popular style of comedy.  Forbes named him the highest paid man in entertainment, earning $130 million between May 2010 and 2011.  Perry was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, as Emmitt Perry, Jr.

I had a chance to meet Mr. Perry at a Tina Turner concert in Atlants several years ago and he could not have been nicer.  We wish him well during this tragedy.

Via:  Forbes, WAGA TV]