BREAKING: R.I.P. To Charlie Murphy, Dies At 57, Manager Gives Details…
ILOSM family we have extremely sad news to report. Charlie Murphy, the comedic legend and brother of Eddie Murphy has passed away at the age of 57 years young. We’re still getting details in as we speak, but here is what’s been reported about his death so far…details below…
Via TMZ: Charlie Murphy, Eddie’s older brother, and a very successful and popular stand-up comedian in his own right has died … TMZ has learned. According to Charlie’s manager, he died from leukemia Wednesday morning in a NYC hospital. 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 was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, who sadly passed away after a long battle with cancer in 2009. He’s also survived by his three children: two with his wife, Tisha, and one adult son from a previous relationship.
Our deepest condolences to the Murphy family. We will keep y’all updated with info surrounding his passing as we get more details on this.
Charlie murphy’s claim to fame was the infamous Chappelle Show ‘Prince sketch’ and the ‘Rick James sketch.’
For his Rick James sketch, Charlie called Rick an “habitual line stepper” and had us ALL crackin’ up with his ‘True Life Hollywood’ Chappelle Show story…
The ‘Prince sketch’ was particularly memorable and detailed a pick-up basketball game where the the beloved music icon (played by Chappelle) and his team beat Murphy’s. Prince later revealed the game did in fact take place, telling MTV that “the whupping is true.”
Murphy, teamed up with his baby brother, Eddie, as a writer for several of his movies, including “Norbit.”
He also appeared in front of the camera for many movie and TV roles outside of his work with Chappelle, including recurring gigs on “Are We There Yet?” and “The Boondocks,” and had a lengthy touring career as a stand-up comic as well.
Murphy’s wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died in 2009 after a lengthy battle with cancer. The couple married in 1997 and had two kids together: daughter Ava and son Xavier. Murphy also had another child from a previous relationship.
Rest well Charlie Murphy and thank you for the years of making us laugh. Your talents and contributions to entertainment we never be forgotten.
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