57-year-old comedian Charlie Murphy died on Wednesday, April 12, from leukemia, according to his publicist Domenick Nati.

Murphy, also the older brother of famous actor Eddie Murphy, rose to fame as a writer and co-star on Dave Chapelle’s popular “Chapelle’s Show.”

His recurring skit “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories,” which recalled celebrity encounters he and his younger brother Eddie had with Rick James, Prince and others, became cult hits.

New York City native Murphy also appeared in several movies, including”Jungle Fever,” “Lottery Ticket” and “CB4.”

 

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