Charlie dies after fierce cancer fight.
Mass Appeal Wire Reports
NEW YORK — Funnyman Charlie Murphy, the older brother of movie icon Eddie Murphy, has moved on to perform in that great big comedy club in the sky. After a fierce battle with Leukemia, Charlie passed away on Wednesday inside a New York hospital. He was 57. Charlie, if you recall, produced some of his most memorable skits on the ‘Chappelle Show’ alongside comedian Dave Chappelle. Charlie appeared in several movies, including “Jungle Fever,” “Lottery Ticket” and “CB4.” He also co-wrote some of Eddie’s scripts.
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
Charlie recently toured with Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez and D.L. Hughley. His manager told media he had undergone chemotherapy prior to death. Longtime friend and fellow comedian Chris Rock offered his condolences via Twitter when news broke of Charlie’s passing.
“We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time,” he tweeted.
“Charlie Murphy RIP.”