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:
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
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— Mike Epps (@TheRealMikeEpps) April 12, 2017
Damn, sorry to hear about my friend Charlie Murphy. He took a chance on a young director in The Player's Club. Always made me laugh. RIP pic.twitter.com/yChjFtSDH4
— Ice Cube (@icecube) April 12, 2017
— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) April 12, 2017
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