Charlie Murphy, Eddie Murphy’s older brother, a very successful and popular comedian has died Wednesday after losing a battle with leukemia at the age of 57.
According to Charlie’s manager, Charlie Murphy died from leukemia Wednesday morning in a NYC hospital. He had been undergoing chemotherapy. Unfortunately Charlie was becoming very ill. According to reports his immune system became weaker as his condition progresses which made him vulnerable to infections like pneumonia.
This came to a shock to the entire world as not a lot people even realized he was sick to begin with. Charlie Murphy’s humble and comical sense of humor made those who did know about is condition slowly forget about it. In fact most of his family began to believe that he was getting better. It came to the point that when his family would call him often, he would joke around telling them that they worried too much.
Charlie Murphy co-starred on the famous show “Chappelle’s Show” Charlie also co-wrote some of his Eddie Murphy’s movies such as “Norbit” and “Vampire in Brooklyn” he also co-starred in “Are We There Yet?,” “Black Jesus” and “The Boondocks”. Charlie Murphy also toured with Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin D.L Hughley and George Lopez on “Comedy Get Down”
Charlie’s great track record was not the only thing that made him great. It was is strong character and uplifting spirit that made him role model to many. He displayed his amazing strength back in 2009 when his wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died in 2009 from cervical cancer and was able to maintain a positive outlook at life.
Too many Charlie will forever be remember as one of the greatest comedians to ever live. Charlie impacted many and had still much more to accomplish. One thing is for sure, that we will all miss his comedy and energy!