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Comedian Charlie Murphy Dead at 57 After Leukemia Battle

Wednesday - 12/04/2017 13:55
According to Charlie's manager, he died from leukemia Wednesday morning in a NYC hospital.
Charlie Murphy, pictured in 2013, has died. (Photo: Michael Schwartz/WireImage)
Charlie Murphy, pictured in 2013, has died. (Photo: Michael Schwartz/WireImage)

Charlie Murphy, Eddie’s older brother, and a successful standup comedian in his own right … has died from leukemia according to his manager.

Charlie died in a NYC hospital. His manager says he’d been going through chemo.

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He famously co-starred on Chappelle Show in some of Dave’s most memorable skits … including the night he partied with Prince.

He also co-wrote some of Eddie Murphy’s movies. He co-starred in Are We There YetThe Boondocks, and Black Jesus.

Charlie with his brother Eddie Murphy at Spike TV’s “Eddie Murphy: One Night Only” in 2012. (Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Charlie with his brother Eddie Murphy at Spike TV’s “Eddie Murphy: One Night Only” in 2012. (Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

He recently toured with Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez, and D.L. Hughley.

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Charlie was 57.

#RIP

Source: TMZ

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