Comedian Charlie Murphy (Eddie Murphy’s older brother) dies at 57

Comedian Charlie Murphy has died after battling leukemia, his rep confirmed Wednesday to ABC News. He was 57.

The successful stand-up comic and former star of the “Chappelle’s Show,” was also the older brother of comedic legend Eddie Murphy.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – NOVEMBER 03: (L-R) Actor Charlie Murphy and honoree Eddie Murphy arrive at Spike TV’s “Eddie Murphy: One Night Only” at the Saban Theatre on November 3, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Charlie Murphy rose to fame on Dave Chappelle’s sketch show, where he would tell stories about his brother and other celebrities like Rick James that the duo used to hang out with.


Murphy was a New York City native and also was featured in other shows and movies like “Jungle Fever,” “Night at the Museum” and “Lottery Ticket.” His latest work was on the show “Power” on Starz.

As a comic, he also went on tour with greats like D.L. Hughley and George Lopez.

Charlie Murphy with wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy

After news broke of his passing, other comedians and actors took to social media to pay their respects.

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