Tuesday, 26 September, 2017

Comedian Charlie Murphy, brother of Eddie, dies at 57

Charlie Murphy Charlie Murphy
Elaine Woods | 14 April, 2017, 16:24

Murphy, a longtime Englewood resident, died Wednesday in NY of leukemia, according to his representative, Domenick Nati. Murphy died Wednesday from complications from leukemia. He also co-wrote hit TV series "Black Jesus" and the animated series "The Boondocks". He was notorious for Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories, a hugely-popular series of sketches that he both wrote and starred in, which depicted his encounters with celebrities like Rick James and Prince during the 80's.

Thank you for not only being a friend but for believing in me when I was young in this comedy game.

One sketch in particular, Charlie Murphy's Hollywood Stories, was an huge fan favourite.

Murphy leaves behind three children, including two from his relationship with his wife Tisha Taylor Murphy, who died from cervical cancer in 2009. Charlie was the older brother of comic legend Eddie.

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A veteran actor who first appeared in 1989's Harlem Nights as a minor character, then played his first featured role in 1993's CB4, Murphy achieved his highest profile while working on Chappelle's Show. The Chappelle's Show star went on to serve as Eddie's bodyguard when Eddie Murphy became a comedic sensation. I was always proud of my brother.

Comedian Chris Rock tweeted that "We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time".

"Charlie Murphy was such a kind, sweet, amusing man".

Hip hop pioneer Russell Simmons, the man behind the Def Jam Comedy tour, added: "Just came out of meditation and learned that one of my friends and my biggest comedy idol passed (sic). I loved Charlie Murphy".

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