Comedian Charlie Murphy has died.
According to reports, he died from leukemia today in a NYC hospital. He’d been going undergoing chemotherapy. Family members were aware of his illness, but thought he would pull through.
Charlie Murphy was an actor, comedian and writer, perhaps most famous for his work on the highly successful “Chappelle Show.” He went on to co-star on “Are We There Yet?,” did voice-over work on “The Boondocks” and had a lead role on Adult Swim’s “Black Jesus.” He was also featured in a stand-up comedy tour called “The Comedy Get Down” with huge comedians like George Lopez, Eddie Griffin, Cedric the Entertainer and D.L. Hughley. He most recently landed a supporting role on 50 Cent’s hit show “Power.”
He leaves behind three children and a grandchild. His wife, Tisha Murphy died of cervical cancer in 2009.
Charlie was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 12, 1959 and also died on the 12th, April 12, 2017.
He was 57.
Rest in peace.
Whatch his Unsung episode.