Comedy greats gather to say farewell to Charlie Murphy
On Wednesday night, celebrities and family members all gathered together in order to say their last goodbyes to Charlie Murphy, who died last week after a long battle with leukemia.
Dave Chappelle, George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and Eddie Griffin were among those in attendance at the funeral in New Jersey, and many of them took to social media to post their tributes as well.
“Tonite [sic] we joined Family n Friends to pay tribute and lay to rest our brother the Legendary #charliemurphy…” Cedric wrote on Instagram.
“Darkness is spreading… paying last respects to brother Charlie Murphy,” Griffin wrote on Twitter.
“First stuff I ever officially directed were the Rick James and Prince stories. Dude [Murphy] changed my life. One of the most unique people I’ve ever met. So funny. So weird… Unforgettable dude. Really sad…” Neal Brennan wrote on Instagram.
Murphy’s family also released a statement to E! News, saying, “Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie. Charlie filled our family with love and laughter and there won’t be a day that goes by that his presence will not be missed. Thank you for the outpouring of condolences and prayers. We respectfully ask for privacy during this time of great loss for all of us.”
Darkness is spreading… paying last respects to brother Charlie Murphy. pic.twitter.com/JBqVD6vLZI
— Eddie Griffin (@EddieGriffinCom) April 20, 2017
RIP Charlie Murphy. First stuff I ever officially directed were the Rick James and Prince stories. Dude changed my life. One of the most unique people I’ve ever met. So funny. So weird. I truly don’t think anyone had ever used the term “Habitual Line-Stepper” before Charlie said it that day. Unforgettable dude. Really sad. (Bottom right is Charlie and Rick James from early 80s)