Marlon Wayans Mourns Father Howells Death
Despite the tragic loss, the actor/comedian managed to show up on his comedy show and he later announced his father’s death at the very end of his performance.
AceShowbiz –Marlon Wayans is mourning the death of his father, Howell Wayans. After the patriarch of the iconic Wayans family passed away at the age of 86, the “White Chicks” star offered his final tribute to his late dad on social media.
On Saturday, April 1, the 50-year-old shared a photo of him smiling ear-to-ear while his father planted a kiss on his forehead. “Legend,” he began the comedian began his caption. “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,’ ” he further recalled. “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.'”
Marlon went on to note, “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.” He added, “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,” the comic further stated. “If there’s a heaven i know you sitting in VIP sippin’ the best wine jesus can make.”
Marlon, who still has yet to offer more details on his father’s passing, is one of Howell and Elvira Wayans’ 10 children. The late couple also shared Keenan Ivory, Damon, Shawn, Dwayne, Kim, Nadia, Elvira, Diedra and Vonnie.
Despite the tragic loss, Marlon managed to show up on his comedy show. According to TMZ, he was performing onstage three hours after his father’s death and only revealed the sad news to the audience at the very end of the show.
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