Yesterday we lost yet another great comedian.
Charlie Murphy, Eddie Murphy’s older brother, passed away at just 57 years old after a long battle with Leukemia.
Charlie was a very successful and popular stand-up comedian, and famous for co-starring on Chapelle’s Show.
TMZ says Charlie was undergoing chemo, and family members told them they were shocked yesterday because they thought he was getting better.
Charlie was also a writer and wrote several of Eddie’s movies like, Norbit and Vampire in Brooklyn.
Eddie and Charlie were very close. In fact, it was Charlie who prompted Eddie to try stand-up.
Here is Eddie telling Jimmy Kimmel the story:
Sadly, Charlie’s wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, also passed in 2009 from Cervical Cancer. They had two children together.
People Magazine has Charlie’s final tweet, which will make you teary-eyed. At 7pm on April 11th, just a day before he passed, he tweeted: