Patriarch of the Wayans family, Howell, dies at 86

Howell Wayans, father of famous actors and comedians including Marlon, Shawn, Damon, Kim, and Keenen Wayans, has passed away at the age of 86.

Howell Wayans, patriarch of the famous Wayans family, passed away at 86.

The cause and date of death have not been confirmed.

Marlon Wayans paid tribute to his father, calling him an example of a man to all his boys. Howell and his late wife raised the famous Wayans clan, including Marlon, Shawn, Damon, Kim and Keenen, who have all become successful in Hollywood.