SAD: Top comedian Charlie Murphy Is Dead
– 57-year-old comedian, Charlie Murphy is dead
– Charlie who is an older brother of actor, Eddie Murphy died after a battle with leukemia
Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy and comedian is reportedly dead.
The Brooklyn-bred funnyman passed away on Wednesday in New York after undergoing chemotherapy of leukemia at a New York hospital, onlinenigeria.com gathered.
The untimely death shocked friends and fans who thought Murphy was gaining strength ahead of a “Comedy Get Down” scheduled to hold in Detroit next month.
“He was doing well, but he contracted pneumonia and that’s what took him out. His body wasn’t strong enough to fight the infection. It was very sudden,” cousin Richard Murphy told the Daily News at the elder Murphy’s home in Englewood, N.J.
“He was definitely looking forward to doing bigger, better things but unfortunately he was called home,” Richard said.
Charlie is well known as a writer for “Chappelle’s Show,” on which he frequently appeared in sketches alongside star Dave Chappelle.
onlinenigeria.com recalls that his wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died in 2009 after a lengthy battle with cancer. The couple married in 1997 and had two kids together: Ava and Xavier and had another one outside of their relationship.