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Tyler Perry Donates $400K To Comedian Cocoa Brown After Devastating House Fire

Tiffany Haddish and Marlon Wayans were also among the top donors to Brown's GoFundMe campaign.

Tyler Perry has reportedly stepped up for actress and comedian Cocoa Brown by donating $400,000 to her after she and her son lost their house and belongings in a fire last week. 

Brown suffered financial losses when her family suffered a house fire. She revealed on her social media that they have to “rebuild their lives from scratch.”  Brown is best known for playing Jennifer in “For Better or Worse” and Lytia in The Single Moms Club.

As People reports, Brown’s close friends, family, and team launched a GoFundMe campaign. Of their $100,000 goal, they’ve earned over $70,000 so far.

Other big names showed up and showed out for the Brown family. Tiffany Haddish and Marlon Wayans were among the top donors, but 54-year-old Tyler Perry pledged $400,000 to Brown.

Brown expressed immense gratitude for all of the support given to her family as “the road ahead is undoubtedly daunting.” The comedian asked for people to “shine a beacon of hope and happiness in this time of darkness” for her and her son Phoenix. All of the donations will be used to supply them with shelter, necessities, and replacement clothing. 

The GoFundMe campaign read, “We’re launching a fundraising campaign to assist Cocoa and Phoenix as they embark on this journey to start anew. Every contribution, no matter how big or small, will make a difference in helping them rebuild what was lost.”

“Let’s come together as a community to show Cocoa Brown and Phoenix that they are not alone. Together, we can help them find light in the midst of darkness and pave the way for a brighter future.”

Brown took to Instagram on Feb. 22 to thank all her fans and followers for their support during the trying times. She acknowledged that she’d received overwhelming “love, concern & support” and asked for everyone to “continue to pray for us.”

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