Charlie Murphy dies at 57 following leukemia battle

Charlie Murphy dies at 57 following leukemia battle

- 57-year-old comedian, Charlie Murphy is dead

- Charlie, the older brother of actor Eddie Murphy, died after a battle with leukemia

Charlie Murphy, a comedian and older brother of famous actor Eddie Murphy, is reportedly dead.

The Brooklyn-bred funnyman passed away on Wednesday in New York after undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia at a New York hospital, NAIJ.com gathered.

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The untimely death shocked friends and fans who thought Murphy was gaining strength ahead of a show Comedy Get Down scheduled to hold in Detroit in May.

Eddie Murphy’s Brother Charlie Dies at 57 Following Leukemia Battle

Charlie Murphy

"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."

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Eddie Murphy’s Brother Charlie Dies at 57 Following Leukemia Battle

Late Charlie Murphy

Charlie was well known for being a writer on Chappelle's Show. He also frequently appeared in sketches alongside the star of the show Dave Chappelle.

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NAIJ.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. Murphy had another child outside of their relationship.

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