Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy and successful stand-up comedian in his own right, has died.
TMZ reports that according to Charlie’s manager, 57-year-old Murphy died from leukemia Wednesday morning in a NYC hospital where he’d been going undergoing chemotherapy.
Charlie famously co-starred on “Chappelle’s Show” in some of Dave Chappelle’s most famous skits including stories involving Rick James and Prince with Murphy playing himself and Chappelle playing the pop stars.
Charlie Murphy also co-wrote some of brother Eddie’ smovies including “Vampire in Brooklyn” and “Norbit,” and co-starred in “Are We There Yet?” and “The Boondocks”. Charlie’s wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died in 2009 from cervical cancer.