Eddie Murphy’s Brother Comedian Charlie Murphy Passes Away At 57 From Leukaemia
The stand-up comedian and actor had been battling the disease before he passed away in hospital in NY, his manager confirmed.
Murphy’s manager confirmed that the comedian passed away in a New York City hospital and had been undergoing chemotherapy.
According to sources, the brother of comedian Eddie Murphy died after a long intense battle with Leukaemia. After he was discharged, he joined his superstar brother’s entourage and went on to write scripts for his movies, including Vampire in Brooklyn and Norbit.
Murphy was recently on tour with Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez and D.L. Hughley for “The Comedy Get Down“. After Chappelle left the show in 2005, Murphy (along with cast member Donnell Rawlings) briefly took over hosting duties for the show’s truncated third season. Murphy leaves behind three children.
In 2009, Murphy lost his wife, Trisha Taylor Murphy, to cervical cancer. He is well-remembered for a series of skits, Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories, in which his tales of exploits with the likes of Prince and Rick James were dramatized.
Murphy loved sharing amusing stories about his fellow stars in Hollywood and this one is no different as he explores all of his Hollywood friends who had to go to rehab.
Charlie Murphy plays himself in the reenactment of his own story, while Dave Chappelle plays the role of the musicians. They Wednesday in 1997 and share two children together, Ava and Xavier. At a 2012 comedy special paying homage to his younger brother, Murphy recalled always losing to Eddie in insult contests.
“After every gig, he rushed home to be with his kids”.