Sad news today. Comedian Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy has died after a battle with leukemia.
Charlie Murphy, best known for his roles alongside funny man Dave Chappelle died this morning in A New York area hospital.
VIDEO: Charlie Murphy Skit – Dave Chappelle Show
According to TMZ, Charlie’s manager released the news that he’d passed away from leukemia Wednesday morning.
He’d been going undergoing chemotherapy. Family members tell us they’re absolutely shocked because they thought he was getting better.
We’re told the family would call him frequently, and he’d even joke they were calling too much.
Charlie famously co-starred on “Chappelle’s Show” in some of Dave’s most memorable skits … including the nights Charlie partied with Rick James and Prince.
VIDEO: Dave Chappelle / Charlie Murphy – Prince Skit
Charlie also co-wrote some of Eddie Murphy’s movies, like “Norbit” and “Vampire in Brooklyn.” He co-starred in “Are We There Yet?,” “The Boondocks” and “Black Jesus.”
He 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.