Marlon Wayans reveals that his mother Elvira has passed away at age 81.
On Thursday, the “Marlon” star — who shares the same birthday as Elvira — wrote his mom a touching tribute on what would have been her 82nd birthday.
Per TMZ, the Wayans family matriarch died a couple of weeks ago, but Marlon chose to wait until their birthday to announce the heartbreaking news.
“Losing you shattered me into 1000 pieces,” Marlon captioned a touching pic of him and his mom. “I’m putting myself back together piece by piece. You will always be my glue. Miss you.”
In regard to their special day, “The Wayans Bros.” alum added, “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... but now I got angel to lift me.”
In another post, where the now-42-year-old shares an adorable throwback pic of his mom and him as an infant, he expresses gratitude to Elvira “for gifting me pure love.”
“Everytime i seen this woman i smiled. I see her in every woman... the greatness you all behold,” he wrote. “The joy you can always share. The sweetness and affection we all possess but we’re [too] 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.”
Elvira and her husband, Howell Stouten Wayans, shared 10 children — including Keenan, Damon, Shawn, Dwayne, Kim, Nadia, Elvira, Diedre, and Vonnie — many of whom have had successful careers in Hollywood.
She is also the grandmother to Damon Wayans Jr., who has appeared in television shows such as “Happy Endings” and “New Girl.”
She will be missed.