Charlie Murphy, Older Brother Of Eddie Murphy, Has Died Aged 57

Charlie Murphy, the stand up comedian, Chappelle’s Show actor and older brother of Eddie Murphy, has died of leukaemia, aged 57.

Though best known for his work with Dave Chappelle and his stand up, Murphy also contributed to several of his brother’s films including Norbit and Vampire in Brooklyn. Most recently, he appeared on the television show Power opposite Omari Hardwick.
Chris Rock was one of the first celebrities to tweet out condolences to Murphy:

Other actors, sportspeople and performers followed suit.

His agent was not immediately available for comment.
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