Comedian Charlie Murphy has sadly passed away after losing his battle with Leukemia. According to TMZ, he died on Wednesday (April 12) in a NYC hospital after undergoing chemotherapy to fight the disease. He was 57 years old.
The brother of comedy legend Eddie Murphy, made quite the name for himself in Hollywood. Charlie was famous for his appearances on Comedy Central’s Chappelle Show, particularly in “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories” sketches. Who could forget that night he partied with Rick James?
He was credited as a writer for his work on his brother’s films Vampire in Brooklyn and Norbit, while also starring in films like Roll Bounce, CB4 and Moving Day. The Brooklyn-born funnyman also appeared in the Adult Swim show Black Jesus and toured with Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez and D.L. Hughley on “The Comedy Get Down.”
Chris Rock and other celebrities have already taken to social media to pay their respect.
We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time . Charlie Murphy RIP. pic.twitter.com/AAwItp5AJC
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) April 12, 2017
— Mike Epps (@TheRealMikeEpps) April 12, 2017
"That Boy Got Stretch Pants" RIP CHARLIE x Roll Bounce pic.twitter.com/usushXkwoM
— Shad Moss(Bow Wow) (@smoss) April 12, 2017
Charlie Murphy was a great man. God bless, we already miss you.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) April 12, 2017
Wow….This is crazy. All I can say is RIP. Thank you for not only being a friend but for… https://t.co/wNLVLYdEi5
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) April 12, 2017
Rest In Peace Charlie Murphy
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) April 12, 2017
Say hi to Pops for us. We'll miss you, Charlie Murphy. pic.twitter.com/UwWDh5fxgA
— Black Jesus Official (@blackjesusshow) April 12, 2017
Damn, sorry to hear about my friend Charlie Murphy. He took a chance on a young director in The Player's Club. Always made me laugh. RIP pic.twitter.com/yChjFtSDH4
— Ice Cube (@icecube) April 12, 2017
Rest in Peace, Charlie Murphy.
Watch Fab 5 Freddy interview Charlie Murphy about his scene-stealing role in the 1993 film CB4.