Charlie Murphy Dead at 57

Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy has died after complications with Leukemia. According to Charlie’s manager, Charlie Murphy died from leukemia Wednesday morning in a NYC hospital.

Charlie Murphy had been going undergoing chemotherapy. Family members told TMZ they were shocked as they believed he was getting better.

Charlie Murphy had many roles with Eddie Murphy but became a sensation when he co-starred on “Chappelle’s Show” and told stories of the nights Charlie partied with Rick James and Prince.

Charlie Murphy recently toured with Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez and D.L. Hughley on “The Comedy Get Down.” Charlie’s wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died in 2009 from cervical cancer. They had 2 children, and he had another from a previous relationship. Charlie was 57.

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