Comedian Charlie Murphy has died after a bought with Lukemia, he was 57 years old.
According to his manager, Murphy passed from the disease Wednesday morning in a NYC hospital where he was undergoing chemotherapy.
Murphy’s first credit is probably as the older brother to comedian Eddie Murphy. But he came into his own as a key player in the runaway success of Chappelle’s Show providing some of the show’s most iconic sketches, including “True Hollywood Stories” about his run-ins with both with Prince and Rick James in the 80s.
Murphy also co-wrote some of his brother’s movies like Norbit and Vampire in Brooklyn. He also found success on TV with shows like Black Jesus and Are We There Yet? as well as provided some fantastic voice over work in masterful animated show, The Boondocks.
Charlie’s wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died in 2009 from cervical cancer. They had 2 children together and he had another child from a previous relationship.
The entertainment community has come out 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
A story from Charlie Murphy. Rest in peace, Sir. pic.twitter.com/GmR3RL7o9Z
— George Wallace (@MrGeorgeWallace) April 12, 2017
My Late Brother-The Very Funny Charlie Murphy. This Is Pic Is From JUNGLE FEVER, Charlie Was… https://t.co/0MT7mSrvVy
— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) April 12, 2017
Rest n Peace Charlie Murphy…Mannnnnnn
— David Alan Grier (@davidalangrier) April 12, 2017
— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) April 12, 2017
Thanks for the unforgettable stories, Charlie Murphy. You’ll be missed. pic.twitter.com/BEdPM4sOO5
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) April 12, 2017
Sad to hear about the passing of Charlie Murphy. He was one funny, kind man. Sending love and light to his family and friends.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) 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
— Mike Epps (@TheRealMikeEpps) April 12, 2017
Terribly saddened … Charlie
— Paul Mooney (@PaulEalyMooney) April 12, 2017