Stand-up comedian and actor Charlie Murphy has died after an ongoing battle with leukemia. He was just 57.
TMZ reports Murphy’s family is shocked and thought his condition was improving. Murphy’s manager confirmed his death Wednesday morning. Charlie Murphy was the older brother of comedian Eddie Murphy.
Murphy was on tour with some of the industry’s biggest names including Cedric The Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, and George Lopez.
Celebrity friends and fans paid tribute to Charlie Murphy on social media:
I love you my brother! R.I.P Charlie!! pic.twitter.com/NOlxQ96nYq
— The DL Hughley Show (@DLHughleyRadio) April 12, 2017
#RIP to my man #CharlieMurphy we will ride for you bro.. 1 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/BSOk9nNsHO
— Mike Epps (@TheRealMikeEpps) April 12, 2017
This one hurts. RIP Charlie Murphy. Always 💯 https://t.co/V9XfsEzXHu
— Gary Owen (@garyowencomedy) April 12, 2017
Wow….This is crazy. All I can say is RIP. Thank you for not only being a friend but for believing in me when I was young in this comedy game. Charlie Murphy did the rewrite for the first movie that I ever did called "Paper Soldiers"….His stories were legendary & unbelievable & heartfelt. I'm lucky to have know you and I'm even luckier to be able to say that I was a friend. You will be missed man. #RIPCharlieMurphy
Our prayers are with Charlie Murphy’s family and friends.
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