Marlon Wayans announces death of family matriarch on her birthday

Marlon and his mother Elvira share the same July 23 birthday

Marlon Wayans and his family are in mourning as the actor just announced the death of their matriarch, Elvira Wayans.

Marlon shared on social media Wednesday that his mother passed away. In the tribute, posted on what would’ve been her birthday, he wrote that losing her “shattered me into 1000 pieces,” and detailed just how much she meant to him.

Marlon Wayans Wayans family thegrio.com
(Credit: Marlon Wayans)

Their bond was particularly close as they share the same July 23 birthday.

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“I’m putting myself back together piece by piece. You will always be my glue. Miss you. Today i celebrate for the both of. In the midst of this hurt… i just love you ma. #missyou i accomplished so much, made you so proud,” the entertainer wrote.

“but now i got angel to lift me. #loveofmylife #bdaygotl shit ma, i gave you all my bdays… wth do i do now 😂 millions of weetahs sugtas and homies #myfirstmylastmyeverything rest well.”

Damien paid tribute to his mother and wrote under the post, “1,000,000 weetahs Indeed!”

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Friends of the family and fans quickly offered their sympathies for the homemaker and social worker.

“Love you brother. Always here for you,” actor Mehcad Brooks responded.

La La Anthony commented, “‘Love and condolences to you & the family.”

Elvira and her husband Howell Wayans raised 10 children together that included five girls and five boys. Keenen Ivory, Damon, Kim, Shawn and Marlon are just some of the marquee names in the prominent family that started from humble beginnings and grew into a dynasty in Hollywood.

Keenen created, wrote, and starred in the groundbreaking comedy sketch show In Living Color, that aired on Fox from April 15, 1990, to May 19, 1994. It not only launched the careers of his relatives but those of Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez, David Alan Grier, and Jim Carrey.

In May, Marlon celebrated his mother for Mother’s Day and thanked her for being a positive force in their lives and for making sure that each child felt loved.

“This woman… mother of ALL mothers. She had ten children and managed to make us all feel loved and all feel special. Her dreams became our dreams. Her biting sense of humor is the Wayans brand. I’m the baby of the bunch and I’m born her birthday July 23,” he wrote.

“Born a prince to a queen. And that’s why i smile. All my mom ever wanted was love and that’s all I’m gonna do while she’s here… love her. Thank u ma. U always made this crazy baby smile… and that’s why i love.”

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