Chappelle’s Show’s Charlie Murphy Dead at 57 from Leukemia
Several media sources are reporting that Chappelle’s Show co-star and comedian Charlie Murphy has passed away at the age of 57 due to leukemia.
TMZ reports that Murphy had been undergoing chemotherapy and passed away this morning (April 12) in a New York City hospital.
The older brother of comic/actor Eddie Murphy, Charlie often co-wrote with his brother, most notably on films like 1995’s Vampire in Brooklyn and 2007’s Norbit. He appeared together with his brother in films like 1989’s Harlem Nights, though he largely maintained his own acting career separate from Eddie.
It was Chapelle’s Show, however, that catapulted Charlie Murphy to his own fame, especially in segments like “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories.”
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Charlie Murphy then became an acclaimed stand-up in his own right, and toured with comics like Cedric the Entertainer and Eddie Griffin.
His wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died in 2009 after a battle with cancer. The pair leave behind two children, according to IMDB.