Written by Intern || @micahkimberley
Comedian, Charlie Murphy, has passed away at age 57 after battling leukemia Wednesday.
You may know Murphy for starring on Comedy Central’s ‘The Chapelle Show’ and also because of his younger brother and fellow comedian, Eddie Murphy.
He wasn’t limited to just a comedian. Murphy also appeared in movies, television, and even video games. The 57-year-old was also a writer.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Murphy even served as a bodyguard to his brother, Eddie, which he mentioned turned him into a hot head.
“It was to the point that, if I went to a show and you were the hater in the audience that was like, ‘That shit wasn’t funny’ POW! I’m jamming you, man,” Murphy said.
Murphy showed love for his brother this way, and others are showing love via social media remembering Murphy after his passing.
We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time . Charlie Murphy RIP. pic.twitter.com/AAwItp5AJC
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) April 12, 2017
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 pic.twitter.com/yChjFtSDH4
— Ice Cube (@icecube) April 12, 2017
Paul Mooney, Matthew A. Cherry, and many others also shared their condolences via Twitter.
Terribly saddened … Charlie
— Paul Mooney (@PaulEalyMooney) April 12, 2017
Nooooooo RIP Charlie Murphy. He was so slept on as a comedian.
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) April 12, 2017
Our prayers go out to his family, friends, and fans.