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Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy was an actor, comedian, and writer and older brother of Eddie Murphy. On “Chappelle’s Show,” he lent his comedy chops to Dave Chappelle's popular sketches about partying with Rick James and Prince. He also appeared on "Are We There Yet?" and “Power.” He did voice over work on "The Boondocks" and had a lead role on Adult Swim's "Black Jesus." Murphy was featured in the stand-up comedy tour "The Comedy Get Down" with headliners George Lopez, Eddie Griffin, Cedric the Entertainer, and D.L. Hughley. Murphy's wife, Tisha, died from cervical cancer in 2009. He had two children with her and another from a previous relationship. Murphy lost his battle with leukemia and died on April 12, 2017 at the age of 57.

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George Lopez and D.L. Hughley Get Charlie Murphy Darkness Tribute Tattoos (PHOTOS + VIDEO)

George Lopez & D.L. Hughley
Get Charlie Murphy Tats DARKNESS!

Darkness lives on ... thanks to George Lopez and D.L. Hughley! The comedians decided to get permanent tributes to their late friend, Charlie Murphy, Thursday night -- rolling into Fun City… READ MORE >

Charlie Murphy's Life Celebrated by Famous Comedians (PHOTOS)

Charlie Murphy
Very Funny Friends Celebrate His Life 'Darkness Is Spreading ...'

Charlie Murphy was laid to rest in NYC and his memorial service looked like a comedy hall of fame. Dave Chappelle, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin, Cedric the Entertainer, Donnell… READ MORE >

- 123 days ago
Dave Chappelle Pays Tribute to Charlie Murphy at John Mayer Concert (VIDEO)

Dave Chappelle
Honors His Friend, Charlie Murphy

Dave Chappelle stopped by his friend John Mayer's concert Wednesday night to show the love to a friend they just lost -- Charlie Murphy. Dave got onstage and praised Charlie for his friendship,… READ MORE >

- 130 days ago
Charlie Murphy Graciously Takes Photo With Fan Weeks Before Death

Charlie Murphy
Graciously Takes Pic with Fan Weeks Before Death

Charlie Murphy was gracious to the end ... taking time for a fan weeks before his death. The pic was snapped March 11 at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Michael Brodie asked Charlie for… READ MORE >

- 130 days ago
Damon Wayans' Favorite Charlie Murphy Memory Was a Kiss on the Neck (VIDEO)

Damon Wayans
Me and Charlie Murphy Kissed Once We Were Really Necking

Damon Wayans has fond memories of Charlie Murphy -- none of which were more moving than the time they kissed on the neck. We got the 3rd eldest Wayans sibling Wednesday at Catch and asked… READ MORE >

- 130 days ago
Eddie Murphy Will Miss Brother Charlie's Laughter and Presence Every Day

Eddie Murphy
I'll Miss Charlie's Laughter Every Day

Eddie Murphy is reacting to the sudden loss of his older brother, Charlie Murphy, saying their family will never be the same. Eddie says on behalf of his family, "Our hearts are heavy with the… READ MORE >

- 131 days ago
Charlie Murphy's 'Black Jesus' Co-Star Says His Friend Treasured Being a Dad (VIDEO)

'Black Jesus' Star Slink Johnson
Charlie Treasured Being a Dad ... Suffered Silently at Work

Charlie Murphy had his down days on the set of "Black Jesus" but NEVER complained about his health issues ... according to his co-star and friend Gerald "Slink" Johnson. Slink, who plays… READ MORE >

- 131 days ago
Comedian Charlie Murphy Dead at 57 After Leukemia Battle

Charlie Murphy
Dead at 57 After Leukemia Battle

Charlie Murphy, Eddie's older brother, and a very successful and popular stand-up comedian in his own right has died ... TMZ has learned. According to Charlie's manager, he died from leukemia… READ MORE >

- 131 days ago
Charlie Murphy Kept Illness Secret from 'Power' Cast and Crew

Charlie Murphy
Hid Cancer from 'Power' Castmates

Charlie Murphy kept his battle with leukemia so private, most people who worked with him on "Power" had no idea he was sick. Production sources on the show -- which stars 50 Cent -- tell us they… READ MORE >

- 131 days ago
Celebrities React to Comedian Charlie Murphy's Death

Charlie Murphy
Thanks for the Laughs

Charlie Murphy's legacy of being a seriously funny guy is being remembered in all sorts of ways by his friends including Chris Rock, Gabrielle Union, MC Hammer and many more ... We just lost one… READ MORE >

- 131 days ago
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