NEW YORK – Comedian Charlie Murphy, who appeared in many “Chappelle Show” skits, died from leukemia Wednesday at age 57, according to officials with New York City comedy club Carolines on Broadway.
Murphy had been going through chemotherapy at a New York City hospital, TMZ reported, quoting his manager.
Murphy was known for numerous roles, including several appearances on “Chappelle’s Show.” He also worked with his brother Eddie Murphy on multiple movies.
His death comes eight years after his wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died following a long battle with cancer, MTV reported at the time. The couple had two children together, and Murphy had a third from a previous marriage.
Murphy was born in NYC and resided in New Jersey.
Charlie Murphy stopped by the FOX 5 studio in 2015 and chatted with Raoul Martinez. He said he would’ve moved to San Diego if it wasn’t for his son, who lives in New Jersey. He said he didn’t want to uproot his son from his school and friends.
Here’s video of the interview:
Celebrities posted their condolences on social media after hearing of his passing.
We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time . Charlie Murphy RIP. pic.twitter.com/AAwItp5AJC
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) April 12, 2017
Charlie Murphy was a great man. God bless, we already miss you.
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 12, 2017
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 12, 2017