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Emmitt Perry Sr., father of the comedian and actor, was home alone when the fire broke out, but escaped uninjured, said Sheriff’s Chief of Operations Michael Martin. The elder Perry noticed flames around his chimney at his home located at La. 1042 and Edward Wells Lane, Martin said.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.

 Emmitt Perry Sr.’s wife of 46 years, Willie Maxine Campbell Perry, died in 2009.

National news outlets have reported that Emmitt Perry Sr. is not Tyler’s biological father, though he raised him with Tyler’s mother. See below what Tyler had to say about Emmitt Perry:

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