Comedy Legend Charlie Murphy Dies Aged 57

Comedian Charlie Murphy has tragically died aged just 57.

Charlie, brother of actor Eddie Murphy, finally lost his long battle with Leukemia yesterday morning in a New York hospital.

Murphy was undergoing chemotherapy to combat the blood cancer, and was apparently getting better according to his family.

As well as being Eddie Murphy’s older brother, Charlie was a comedian and star in his own right.

His most famous role was his co-starring in the “Chapelle’s Show” where we saw Murphy at his best. One of his most famous skits was a collaboration with Rick James:

Aside from the “Chapelle’s Show”, Murphy also co wrote on a couple of his brother’s movies such as “Vampire in Brooklyn” and “Norbit”.

In a statement to Hollywood Reporter, the Murphy family said their “hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie”.

“Charlie filled our family with love and laughter and there won’t be a day that goes by that his presence will not be missed. Thank you for the outpouring of condolences and prayers,” the statement read.

Charlie was a huge star in his own right, and his death has touched many Hollywood stars:

When Charlie first arrived in Hollywood, he worked as his brother’s bodyguard.

Of course, his career totally switched Murphy family’s comedic genius genes began captivating America and the world all over.

Furthermore, Charlie Murphy was famously good friends with Prince, who’s recent death “hit him hard”.