Cassi Davis, an actor known for starring in “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” and its spinoff, “The Paynes,” is not dead, according to Tyler Perry.
Perry himself shut down the rumors with an Instagram post on Feb. 20 showing a headline that said Davis had died at the age of 58 from lung cancer, along with the words “This is a lie” splashed over it.
“After I’ve gotten several calls from people giving me their condolences and I didn’t know what they were talking about, I was sent this article that’s going around,” he captioned the post.
‘Whoever is responsible for this, I wish they would stop. This woman is loved by millions and millions of people,’
Perry said online
“I don’t know how she could have died and nobody told me or her. So I called her and asked her was she dead and she said hell no!”
“Cassi is fine living her best life with no worries, no cares, no social media, and no drama. She’s waiting to shoot the next season of House of Payne.”
Perry aired his outrage over the false story.
Representatives for Perry told TODAY.com that he had no additional comment beyond the Instagram caption.
Davis has appeared in multiple Perry projects, most notably as Ella and Aunt Bam in several “Madea” titles.