Elvira Wayans, the mother of actor Marlon Wayans and nine other talented children, recently died at the age of 81. Marlon announced the news in an emotional letter on Instagram a few weeks after her death. The grieving actor said his mother's 82nd birthday would have been last Thursday, which is also his birthday. 

"Losing you shattered me into 1000 pieces," Marlon wrote. "I’m putting myself back together piece by piece. You will always be my glue. Miss you. 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."