Charlie Murphy Of Chappelle’s Show Fame Has Passed Away
Like many people who grew up watching Chappelle’s Show, some of your fondest memories may have come from Charlie Murphy’s ‘True Hollywood Stories.’ The skits involving Rick James and Prince were so captivating that we still talk about them more than a decade later.
While he was the older brother of Eddie Murphy (Life, The Nutty Professor), Charlie was able to find his own success and touched the lives of many along the way.
On Wednesday morning, Charlie’s manager stated that the popular stand-up comedian passed away from leukemia while in the hospital in New York City. He was undergoing chemotherapy treatment and his death came as a shock for family members. They were under the impression that he was getting better and he would even joke that they were calling too much.
Charlie even went on a comedy tour recently with the likes of George Lopez, D.L. Hughley, Eddie Griffin and Cedric the Entertainer for “The Comedy Get Down.”
He was only 57-years old.
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"….His stories were legendary & unbelievable & heartfelt. I'm lucky to have know you and I'm even luckier to be able to say that I was a friend. You will be missed man. #RIPCharlieMurphy
This is a text message that Charlie sent us from a recent @comedygetdown Show @realdlhughley @cedtheentertainer " Great seeing you guys and living the magic last night. Great show brothers!!!!! ( I'm heartbroken at the passing of our brother Charlie . In relationships you never want to leave anything unsaid , our conversations before shows and after shows we all told each other and Charlie how we felt ! Keep his family in your thoughts and in your prayers and keep a space for Charlie in you're heart #Chingon I love you Charlie .#CHARLIEMURPHY 👊🏽
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