Charlie Murphy Passes Away At 57

It’s with an extremely heavy heart that I report Eddie Murphy‘s older brother, actor and comedian Charlie Murphy has passed away this morning after a battle with leukemia.

He was 57.

Via TMZ:

According to Charlie’s manager, he died from leukemia Wednesday morning in a NYC hospital. He’d been going undergoing chemotherapy. Family members tell us they’re absolutely shocked because they thought he was getting better.

We’re told the family would call him frequently, and he’d even joke they were calling too much.

Charlie famously co-starred on “Chappelle’s Show” in some of Dave’s most memorable skits … including the nights Charlie partied with Rick James and Prince.

Charlie is predeceased by his wife Tisha Taylor Murphy, who died in 2009 from cervical cancer. They had 2 children, and he had another from a previous relationship.

My thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to the Murphy family during this difficult time.

Rest in grace, Charlie.

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