Howell Wayans’ the father of the famous family passed away at 86. He is the adored father to one of the most influential families we all know and love. His cause of death is currently unknown.
Saturday comedian, Eunice Elliot took to social media stating that she was, “honored to share the stage with my friend Marlon Wayans as he performed two sold-out shows after learning of the death of his father hours earlier.”
“His village showed up for him. I’m proud to be a small part of that village and honored to have been a part of this special evening,” she continued.
Paying tribute to their father, Marlon recalls a moment with his father, “When I was a child I asked my Dad what did you want to be when grew up? He simply said “I wanted to be a man,” I said “not a lawyer? A doctor? An actor?” He said “just a man” I said “but every boy becomes a man” Dad said “Not true”. I asked, “then what’s a man?” My Dad said “A man takes care of himself and his responsibilities. His family is always FIRST”.
From that day on I wanted to be a MAN.”
He continues, “Thank you Pop for being an example of a Man to all your boys. I pray all young black boys can grow up to be a Man like you. Baby boy loves you. And if ever I need you I know exactly where to find you… in my Bible that now sits by bed. Rest well. Kiss Ma for me. Tell her her babies miss her. I got two angels. I feel y’all lifting me already. If there’s a heaven I know you sitting in VIP sippin’ the best wine Jesus can make…”
The late Howell and Elvira raised 10 amazing children. Elvira passed away three years ago. Friends of the family pay their tributes like actor Omar Epps and Writer Mitchell Marchand describing their love for Howell calling him “a true father.”
Always finding a way to “find the humor” in the darkest moments, Marlon posted another photo of their father saying, “My man 50 grand. Every time I sip a hood wine I’ll think of you.”
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He’s survived by his children and grandchildren.