Comedian Charlie Murphy passes away at 57


BEVERLY HILLS, CA – NOVEMBER 03: Actor Charlie Murphy arrives at Spike TV’s “Eddie Murphy: One Night Only” at the Saban Theatre on November 3, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK — Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comedy stand-up and performer in his own right, has died.

Murphy died Wednesday in New York of leukemia, according to his representative, Domenick Nati. Murphy was 57.

He was perhaps best-known for his appearances on “Chappelle’s Show” on Comedy Central.

He collaborated with writing his brother’s starring films “Norbert” and “Vampire in Brooklyn.”

He voiced a role in the animated TV series that include “The Boondocks” and also appeared in the comedy series “Black Jesus.”

Murphy’s feature films include “Our Family Wedding,” ”King’s Ransom” and “CB4.”

He is credited with appearances to air later this year on the TV drama series “Power.”

TMZ first reported about Murphy’s death after the comedian’s manager confirmed the sad news.

Actors and comedians including Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, and George Lopez posted on social media following Murphy’s death:

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