WITH a sweet photo of himself and his mom Elvira, Marlon Wayans shared the sad news with followers on Thursday that his mother has died at the age of 81.
The actor chose today to open up about the loss as it’s both his 48th birthday and what would’ve been Elvira’s 82nd birthday.
Along with a smiling shot of the two of them, he wrote: “Losing you shattered me into 1000 pieces. I’m putting myself back together piece by piece.
“You will always be my glue. Miss you. Today i celebrate for the both of [us].
“In the midst of this hurt… i just love you ma. #missyou.
He continued: “I accomplished so much, made you so proud… but now i got angel to lift me.”
Friends and fellow actors sent their love to Marlon, including Omar Epps, Taraji P. Henson, Mehcad Brooks, Kym Whitley, Justin Hires, Holly Robinson Peete and more.
According to TMZ, Marlon’s mom passed away a couple of weeks ago.
The White Chicks and Scary Movie star also shared an adorable baby photo of himself and his mom in honor of their birthday and her passing.
Marlon wrote: “Everytime i seen this woman i smiled. I see her in every woman… the greatness you all behold.
“The joy you can always share. The sweetness and affection we all possess but we’re to damaged to just let go.
‘Thank u ma for gifting me pure love. You will always be my first love happy bday woman. Baby boy misses you.”
The Wayans family matriarch shared 10 children — many of whom work in the entertainment industry — with her husband Howell, including Marlon, Damon Sr., Keenen, Shawn and Kim.
She’s also survived by many grandchildren, including Happy Together and New Girl alum Damon Wayans Jr.
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