Eddie Murphy’s brother Charlie – also a comedian – passed away at the age of 57 after his battle with leukemia.
Charlie’s career started around the same time as his brother Eddie (both pictured) who rapidly emerged as one of America’s all time comedy performers – both live and on film. Charlie was also an accomplished actor, comedian and writer plus featured in a lot of his bro’s films in the 1980s and ’90s like Are We There Yet?, The Boondocks and Black Jesus.
His close friend Dave Chappelle who also introduced him to the comedy scene paid tribute to him – “Today I got some terrible news. My good friend Charlie Murphy passed away this morning, and everybody in comedy is heartbroken,”. Murphy was a writer and starred in the popular Comedy Central series – Chappelle’s Show.
Some of his A List celebrity friends took to twitter to offer their sympathies and celebrate his life.
We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time . Charlie Murphy RIP. pic.twitter.com/AAwItp5AJC
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) April 12, 2017
Damn, sorry to hear about my friend Charlie Murphy. He took a chance on a young director in The Player's Club. Always made me laugh. RIP pic.twitter.com/yChjFtSDH4
— Ice Cube (@icecube) April 12, 2017
Sad to hear about the passing of Charlie Murphy. He was one funny, kind man. Sending love and light to his family and friends.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) April 12, 2017
Thanks for the unforgettable stories, Charlie Murphy. You’ll be missed. pic.twitter.com/BEdPM4sOO5
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) April 12, 2017