Howell Wayans, Patriarch of the Wayans Family, Dies At 86

Howell Wayans
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 08: Marlon Wayans attends the Los Angeles premiere of MGM’s “Respect” at Regency Village Theatre on August 08, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic)

The patriarch of the Wayans family, Howell Wayans, has passed away.

On Sunday, Marlon Wayans, took to Instagram to announce the news and pay tribute to his late father. He shared, “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 Wayans matriarch, Elvira, died back in July 2020 at 81 years old. Like with the announcement of Elvira’s death, Howell’s cause of death was not disclosed.

Howell and Elvira raised 10 famous kids, who have gone on to write, produce and direct several films and TV shows. All 10 children include, Keenen Ivory, Damon, Shawn, Marlon, Dwayne, Kim, Nadia, Elvira, Diedre and Vonnie.

The Wayans family is notable for their roles in In Living Color, the Scary Movie franchise, Don’t Be a Menace,White Chicks and Little Man.