Eddie Muphy’s brother, Charlie Murphy has died after a battle with leukaemia. Murphy was 57.
Charlie Murphy is reported to have died in a New York hospital where he had been undergoing chemotherapy.
He will best be remembered for his Dave Chappelle’s skit on Comedy Central, True Hollywood Stories, during which he would recall his encounters with celebrities. The most famous being his recreation of playing basketball with Prince at Paisley Park.
He has featured in movies like Norbit, the Perfect Holiday, Meet The Blacks, Moving Day and many others.
Eddie Murphy, commenting on his brother’s death said in a statement: “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. Thank you for the outpouring of condolences and prayers. We respectfully ask for privacy during this time of great loss for all of us.”