Comedian Charlie Murphy has reportedly passed away following a battle with leukemia. He was 57.
According to TMZ, the actor, comedian, and older brother of Eddie Murphy, died from leukemia Wednesday morning in a NYC hospital. He'd been undergoing chemotherapy treatment to fight the cancer.
Murphy appeared in several television and film roles during the last two decades. He was credited in roles on "Night at the Museum," "Harlem Nights," "CB4," and "Jungle Fever" along with television series like "The Chappelle Show," wherein he played a key figure. Murphy turned into a household name in Chappelle's Comedy Central series thanks his classic "True Hollywood Stories" skit, which detailed his interactions with stars like Rick James and Prince.
The news of Murphy's passing comes after his wife Tisha Taylor passed away in 2009 to cervical cancer. Together, the couple had two kids, a son, 18, and daughter, 11. Murphy also had a son from a previous marriage, who is 31. Reactions to his passing has already flooded social media.
Just came out of meditation and learned that one of my friends and my biggest comedy idol passed. Damn I loved Charlie Murphy ❤❤❤❤🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) April 12, 2017
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
Charlie Murphy was a great man. God bless, we already miss you.— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) April 12, 2017
Terribly saddened ... Charlie— Paul Mooney (@PaulEalyMooney) April 12, 2017
RIP Charlie Murphy. Rick James is waving you in. pic.twitter.com/RgoYD7gxvs— Josh DeGust (@JoshDeGust) April 12, 2017
Rip Charlie Murphy— Tunji (@tunjiige) April 12, 2017
We really lost a great man
Long Live Charlie Murphy .— K A N E U S A (@CardoGotWings) April 12, 2017
If someone disrespects you today, give them one of these for Charlie Murphy. DARKNESS! pic.twitter.com/KyHZjH3GMe— Stokely Hathaway (@StokelyHathaway) April 12, 2017
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