Comedian Charlie Murphy Dead at 57

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Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy, has passed away at the age of 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.

Charlie’ wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died from cervical cancer in 2009.

He is survived by his three children.