Charlie Murphy, Chappelle's Show star and older brother of actor and comedian Eddie Murphy, has died at age 57 after a long battle with leukemia. His publicist confirmed the sad news to The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday, and Eddie remembered his brother in a statement later that day. "Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie, the Murphy family said. "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."
Charlie became a household name during the 2000s thanks to his "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Story" sketches on Dave Chappelle's Comedy Central skit show, which detailed his hilarious and ridiculous stories of interactions with other celebrities at the height of his brother Eddie's fame in the '80s. Of course, the one that skyrocketed into the pop culture stratosphere was Charlie's account of hanging out with late singer Rick James; lines like "habitual line stepper" and "I'm Rick James, b*tch," will never not make us LOL.
In honor of Charlie's life, look back on one of his most iconic Chappelle's Show sketches below.