Comedian Charlie Murphy Passes Away At 57 After Battling Leukemia

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You know him from the "Chappelle Show", "The Player's Club", "The Boondocks", "Lottery Ticket". "Everybody Hates Chris" and many more classic films and television shows. Comedian and comic writer Charlie Murphy has passed away at age 57 after battling leukemia. Charlie Murphy was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and was also the brother to legendary comedian Eddie Murphy.

Other than acting in countless movies throughout the years, Murphy was well known for his writing and appearing on David Chappelle's "Chappelle Show" as well as his Comedy Central series "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories", notorious for his stories with the late singer Rick James. 

Murphy was battling leukemia and was undergoing chemotherapy treatment. He died this morning in a New York City hospital. Charlie Murphy had two children with his late wife Tisha Taylor Murphy and another child from a previous relationship. He leaves behind a comedic legacy, family, friends, and millions of fans across the world. Rest in power to the funnyman. 

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