Marlon Wayans Reacts To The Death Of His Father Howell Wayans: The Only Thing That Saves Me Is The Stage
Prayers up for the Wayans family.
Days after the entertaining relatives lost their patriarch Howell Wayans, actor Marlon Wayans is sharing how his purpose has guided his path to healing.
The Scary Movie star discussed his late father during a press interview for his upcoming film, “Air”. After being asked how his real life inspires his performance, Marlon Wayans reportedly stated:
“In my life right now, I have so much stuff that can be depressing. I lost my mom recently, I lost my dad three days ago. I realize that the only thing that saves me is the stage”.
“When I’m hurting, those laughs that I hear from other people healing from my pain, I realize my purpose. And I think it’s important for all of us to do what comedians do, which is look at this world, look at this life, and always try to spend your life trying to find smiles. And that’s what I do on the stage.”
As we previously reported, Elvira Wayans passed away back in 2020 at the age of 81. The youngest of the 10 Wayans siblings – which includes actors Damon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, and Keenen Ivory Wayans – was the first to speak out about his mother’s passing, vowing to always honor and celebrate her memory.
On April 1st, the comedian again used his social media to express fond sentiments of his late father who was 86 at his time of passing. Marlon told a heartfelt lesson he learned about his dad at a young age, writing:
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”
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.”
“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. 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. If there’s a heaven i know you sitting in VIP sippin’ the best wine jesus can make…”
We continue to keep the Wayans family in our thoughts and prayers.
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