According to his manager, famous comedian Charlie Murphy has passed away at 57, after an ongoing battle with leukemia. His manager notes that the comedian had been undergoing chemotherapy treatment for a while. Although his younger brother, Eddie Murphy, is a bigger star, Charlie still made a lot of people laugh.
He is probably best-known for being a writer and cast member on “Chappelle’s Show.” He was recently part of The Comedy Get Down, a tour that featured George Lopez, Eddie Griffin, Cedric the Entertainer, and D.L. Hughley. It’s also worth mentioning that he collaborated with his younger brother on movies like “Vampire in Brooklyn” and “Norbit.”
A number of celebrities immediately paid tribute to the legendary comedian. Kevin Hart posted a photo of Charlie on Instagram and wrote: “Wow….This is crazy. All I can say is RIP. Thank you for not only being a friend but for believing in me when I was young in this comedy game. Charlie Murphy did the rewrite for the first movie that I ever did called “Paper Soldiers.””
Other celebrities that have expressed their condolences on social media include Chris Rock, Russell Simmons, Wendy Williams, Ice Cube, George Lopez, D.L. Hughley, and Gabrielle Union.