Comedian Charlie Murphy Dead at 57 Following Battle With Leukemia

Charlie Murphy Dead

Charlie Murphy, a stand-up comedian and older brother of actor Eddie Murphy, passed away Wednesday morning in New York City, following a battle with leukemia, his manager confirms to TMZ. Murphy was 57.

Though Murphy had an extensive list of small-screen credits — including roles on Power, Black Jesus and The Boondocks — the comedian is arguably best known for his work on Chappelle’s Show, where he also served as a writer. Please enjoy Murphy’s infamous encounter with “Rick James” below:

Some of those who knew and worked with Murphy are paying tribute to the comedian on Twitter:

How will you remember Murphy? Drop your favorite memories of his work in a comment below.

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