Comedian Charlie Murphy dead at 57
Charlie Murphy, comedian and older brother to Eddie Murphy, died at the age of 57 after a long battle with leukemia.
On Wednesday morning, Charlie Murphy, comedian and older brother to Eddie Murphy, died at the age of 57 after a long battle with leukemia.
According to TMZ, his death caught his family by surprise, as he was undergoing chemotherapy and seemed to be doing better. He would apparently call often and joke around, so his passing on Wednesday was a complete shock.
This is not the first loss for the family due to cancer. Tisha Taylor Murphy, Charlie Murphy’s wife, died in 2009 of cervical cancer. The two of them had two children together, and Charlie Murphy had another child from a previous relationship.
See some celebrity reactions below.
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
Terribly saddened … Charlie
— Paul Mooney (@PaulEalyMooney) April 12, 2017
Rest In Peace Charlie Murphy ??
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) April 12, 2017
Wow….This is crazy. All I can say is RIP. Thank you for not only being a friend but for believing in me when I was young in this comedy game. Charlie Murphy did the rewrite for the first movie that I ever did called “Paper Soldiers”….His stories were legendary & unbelievable & heartfelt. I’m lucky to have know you and I’m even luckier to be able to say that I was a friend. You will be missed man. #RIPCharlieMurphy
RIP my friend Charlie Murphy ?? put together a lil tribute to when he was on my show GGN https://t.co/NT0C319XUl pic.twitter.com/6tQVew8nbG
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) April 13, 2017