Charlie Murphy Loses Battle With Leukemia
Charlie Murphy has lost his battle with Leukemia.
Charlie, the older brother of comedy legend Eddie Murphy, was undergoing chemotherapy according to his rep Domenick Nati, but died Wednesday in a New York City hospital. “Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie,” the Murphy family said in statement Wednesday evening. “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.”
Perhaps best known for his infamous ‘True Hollywood Stories’ on Chappelle’s Show during which he detailed his hilarious interactions with music icons Prince and Rick James, Charlie’s other credits include Harlem Nights, Night at the Museum, Lottery Ticket, and Meet the Blacks. He was was preceded in death by his wife Tisha Taylor Murphy, who died from cervical cancer in December 2009.
Charlie leaves behind three children; he was 57.