Comedian Charlie Murphy Dead at 57
The comedian, most known for his work on Chappelle’s Show, died on Wednesday (Apr. 12, 2017) at a New York City hospital after a battle with leukemia, according to his manager. Friends and family were reportedly shocked by his passing because they believed his health was improving.
TMZ, who first reported the news, claims Charlie had been undergoing chemotherapy prior to his death.
Following the actor’s death, many celebrities took to social media to pay tribute and mourn the loss of the comic.
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
Charlie Murphy was a great man. God bless, we already miss you.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) April 12, 2017
Rest In Peace to the legend that is Charlie Murphy, thank you for always bringing us joy and laughter🙏🏽🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/TZ53R1FSJs
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) April 12, 2017
RIP to Charlie Murphy. Legend
— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) April 12, 2017
Harlem Nights, CB4, Players Club, Jungle Fever, Mo’ Betta Blues, Martin, Boondocks, Chappelle Show, etc. Charlie Murphy was in some classics
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) April 12, 2017
A story from Charlie Murphy. Rest in peace, Sir. pic.twitter.com/GmR3RL7o9Z
— George Wallace (@MrGeorgeWallace) April 12, 2017
RIP Charlie Murphy
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) April 12, 2017
Rip Charlie Murphy…damn
— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) April 12, 2017
Charlie’ wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died from cervical cancer in 2009.
He is survived by his three children.