Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Charlie Murphy, R. I. P.

Comedian Charlie Murphy dead at 57: Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comedy stand-up and performer in his own right, has died. 

Murphy died Wednesday in New York of leukemia, according to his representative, Domenick Nati. Murphy was 57. 

He was perhaps best-known for his appearances on Chappelle's Show on Comedy Central. He collaborated with writing his brother's starring films Norbert and Vampire in Brooklyn. He voiced roles in animated TV series that include The Boondocks and Black Jesus.  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.


Todd Mason said...

Seemed a bit smarter than his little brother, if not as much a crowd-pleasing performer. Too young.

Deb said...


Matthew said...

The stories he'd tell on Chappelle's show were always hilarious.