The passing of comedian, Charlie Murphy, has got the world shocked and heartbroken.
Charlie Murphy (age 57) was born on July 12, 1959 in New York city, New York. After fighting a long battle with Leukemia, Murphy passed away in New York, according to Murphy’s publicist Domenick Nati. Murphy rose to fame for his work on Dave Chapelle’s hit show, “Chapelle’s Show,” Charlie co-starred and even did some writing for the show. Murphy was an actor, comedian and writer known for his many features including:
The guys who move that furniture
Our Family Wedding
A perfect Holiday
King’s Ransom .. and many more selections.
Opening #1 at the box office, Norbit was one of the many movies that involved Charlie Murphy’s screenwriting participation.
After learning of the comedian’s death many celebrities took to Twitter to share their moments, memories, and words of encouragement to the world and the Murphy family. Read Below to view posts from the mourning super stars.
“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
“Charlie Murphy was such a kind, sweet, funny man. Damn. Incredible talent, even better man. RIP”
“Damn, sorry to hear about my friend Charlie Murphy. He took a chance on a young director in The Player’s Club. Always made me laugh. RIP”
“We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time . Charlie Murphy RIP.”
“Sad to hear about the passing of Charlie Murphy. He was one funny, kind man. Sending love and light to his family and friends.”
“Rest In Peace to the legend that is Charlie Murphy, thank you for always bringing us joy and laughter.”
“Rest in Peace Charlie Murphy. Thanks for the laughs. You will be missed. ”
According to his publicists, Domenick Nati, Charlie had been battling this aggressive sickness for some time now. Eddie Murphy, Charlie’s younger sibling shared on behalf of his family:
“Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie. Charlie filled our family with love and laughter and there won’t be a day that goes by that his presence will not be missed.”
Eddie spoke very highly of his only sibling, and the two were very close
Many say that Charlie kept his health a secret, only revealing conditions to close friends and family, stating that he didn’t want his sickness to define him. The news came as a shocker, close family sources say that the family was under the impression that Murphy was getting better, unaware of the severity of the sickness. You may remember, in 2009 Murphy’s wife, Tisha Taylor, also passed away April 12, battling cancer. Murphy was survived by three children and his family.
Condolences to the family of Charlie Murphy. May he rest in peace.