Charlie Murphy Dead At 57-Years-Old After Battle With Leukemia


Confirmed: Charlie Murphy Dead After Cancer Battle

Today is a sad day for hardcore fans of Charlie Murphy. The actor/comedian, older brother to Eddie Murphy, died this morning at the age of 57, after a battle with leukemia, according to TMZ.

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Charlie’s manager confirmed that he passed Wednesday morning in a New York City hospital, in the process of undergoing chemotherapy. The family believed that he had been getting better, so his sudden death and has been quite a shock to them all. Apparently, family would call him very often and even joked that they may have called too much. His wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died from cervical cancer in December of 2009. They had 2 children together, with one child from Charlie’s previous relationship.

Charlie Murphy had accomplished a lot throughout his career in entertainment. He famously co-starred in some of the most memorable sketches on Dave Chappelle’s Chappelle’s Show. Much like the infamous Prince or Rick James sketch, both of which spawned a bunch of hilarious memes and phrases.

Charlie helped co-write some of the films Eddie starred in, like Vampire in Brooklyn and Norbit, and had roles in comedies like Lottery Ticket, Roll Bounce, CB4, King’s Ransom as well as a slew of others.

Murphy was recently on tour with Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez and D.L. Hughley for “The Comedy Get Down.”

He will surely be missed.

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