TMZ Charlie Murphy, Eddie’s older brother, and a very successful and popular stand-up comedian in his own right … TMZ has learned. According to Charlie’s manager, he died from leukemia Wednesday morning in a NYC hospital. He’d been going undergoing chemotherapy. Charlie famously co-starred on “Chappelle’s Show” in some of Dave’s most memorable skits … including the nights Charlie partied with Rick James and Prince. He also co-wrote some of Eddie Murphy’s movies, like “Norbit” and “Vampire in Brooklyn.” He co-starred in “Are We There Yet?,” “The Boondocks” and “Black Jesus.” He recently toured with Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez and D.L. Hughley on “The Comedy Get Down.” Charlie’s wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died in 2009 from cervical cancer. They had 2 children, and he had another from a previous relationship. Charlie was 57.
Terribly sad news has just broke, Charlie Murphy has passed away at the age of 57, after a battle with cancer. Charlie Murphy was the older brother of comedy legend Eddie Murphy, but he was a hilarious and successful comedian in his own right, who became a star on Chappelle’s Show where his stories about Rick James and Prince became the most famous skits on the show. In March 2015, Charlie Murphy told a story about Mike Tyson owning a lion on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, which is one of the funniest things you will ever hear. As a fan, who has seen Charlie Murphy perform at many New York City comedy clubs over the years, my condolences to his family. Rest In Peace, Charlie Murphy.