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According to the Daily News and TMZ, Comedian Charlie Murphy has died at the age of 57 after fighting a battle with Leukemia. The Writer and older brother of Eddie Murphy passed away this morning at a New York City hospital. He had been undergoing chemotherapy.

Murphy frequently appeared in sketches alongside Dave Chapelle on Chapelle’s Show and was a writer for several of younger brother Eddie’s movies, including Norbit.

Charlie Murphy’s Unsung Hollywood profile aired last year on TV One.

 

Murphy’s wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died in 2009 after a lengthy battle with cancer. The couple married in 1997 and had two kids together: daughter Ava and son Xavier. Murphy also had another child from a previous relationship.

Murphy’s last tweet read, “Release the past to rest as deeply as possible.” Rest In Peace, Charlie.

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