Charlie Murphy, a stand-up comedian and older brother of actor Eddie Murphy, passed away Wednesday morning in New York City, following a battle with leukemia, his manager confirms to TMZ. Murphy was 57.
Though Murphy had an extensive list of small-screen credits — including roles on Power, Black Jesus and The Boondocks — the comedian is arguably best known for his work on Chappelle’s Show, where he also served as a writer. Please enjoy Murphy’s infamous encounter with “Rick James” below:
Some of those who knew and worked with Murphy are paying tribute to the comedian on Twitter:
Charlie Murphy was such a kind, sweet, funny man. Damn. Incredible talent, even better man. RIP ❤
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) April 12, 2017
A story from Charlie Murphy. Rest in peace, Sir. pic.twitter.com/GmR3RL7o9Z
— George Wallace (@MrGeorgeWallace) April 12, 2017
— George Lopez (@georgelopez) April 12, 2017
Thanks for the unforgettable stories, Charlie Murphy. You’ll be missed. pic.twitter.com/BEdPM4sOO5
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) April 12, 2017
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