The popular stand-up comedian, writer and brother to fellow comedian Eddie Murphy has passed away today from his battle with leukemia in a New York City hospital. His death has left family and friends shocked as his condition had seemed to be improving.
One of the comedians most famous skits came in an appearance he had on "Chappelle's Show" as he partied with Prince. Charlie also co-wrote a few movies that starred his brother Eddie: "Vampire in Brooklyn" and "Norbit" and tv shows like "Are We There Yet" and "Power". Recently, he was on tour with Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez and D.L. Hughley as part of “The Comedy Get Down Tour".
The entertainment industry is deeply saddened by his passing, here is what some had to say (according to ENews):
"We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time," Chris Rock wrote. "Charlie Murphy RIP."
"Terribly saddened ... Charlie," wrote Paul Mooney, writing partner of famed late comedian Richard Pryor, who starred with Charlie on Chappelle's Show.
"Just came out of meditation and learned that one of my friends and my biggest comedy idol passed," Russell Simmons tweeted. "Damn I loved Charlie Murphy."
Charlie you will be greatly missed, RIP!