Standup Comedian Charlie Murphy Dead At 57
Eddie Murphy’s older brother Charlie Murphy has died at the age of 57 from leukaemia.
The standup comedian/actor had been fighting the disease and receiving treatment at the time of his death, his manager confirmed to TMZ. He also confirmed that Charlie died Wednesday morning in a New York hospital.
Murphy gained a lot of fame by frequently appearing in sketches on the “Chappelle’s Show” alongside fellow comedian Dave Chappelle.
News of Murphy’s death led an outpouring of condolences from many of the comedian’s friends and fans.
“We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time,” Chris Rock tweeted. “Charlie Murphy RIP.”
Russell Simmons shared a similar sentiment.
“Just came out of meditation and learned that one of my friends and my biggest comedy idol passed,” he wrote.
“Damn I loved Charlie Murphy.”
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