Writer, Actor, Comedian Charlie Murphy Dead at 57
Comedian, Actor Charlie Murphy, the brother of Eddie Murphy, has passed away at the age of 57 after a long battle with leukemia. Murphy died in a New York City hospital, according to his manager.
Appearing in cult classic’s Harlem Nights and the The Players Club, becoming a household name writing for and starring in Dave Chappelle’s Comedy Central skit show for his popular sketch “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories” which featured him recalling real-life encounters with celebrities like Prince and Rick James.
Murphy will also be featured on the upcoming season of the Starz drama Power, EW revealed in January. He was also part of the ongoing Comedy Get Down Tour with Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, and George Lopez. Lopez and other celebrities paid tribute to Murphy on social media Wednesday.
Murphy is survived by three children. His wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died from cancer in 2009.