Rest In Paradise! Charlie Murphy Passes Away At Age 57

Former basketball great Magic Johnson tweeted that "I haven't seen anything as amusing as Charlie Murphy & Dave Chappelle's skits on the Chappelle's Show!" and "Hamilton" playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted that Murphy's "storytelling was hilarious and unforgettable".

According to Relix.com, Mayer welcomed the stand-up comic on the stage during his final song "You're Gonna Live Forever in Me".

The untimely death shocked friends and fans who thought Murphy was gaining strength ahead of a show Comedy Get Down scheduled to holdin Detroit in May.

It captures the essence of Charlie Murphy, a regular guy who constantly found himself in objectively insane situations without batting an eye, taking it all in.

CORNISH: Comedian and actor Charlie Murphy, he died yesterday after a long battle with leukemia.




The family added: "Thank you for the outpouring of condolences and prayers. We respectfully ask for privacy during this time of great loss for all of us". Some of his funniest sketches, called "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories", depicted his encounters with famous people he met, like Prince.

Murphy, whose younger brother is "Coming to America" and "The Nutty Professor" star Eddie Murphy, was a cast member and sketch writer on Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show".

He collaborated with writing his brother's starring films, Norbit and Vampire in Brooklyn. Most recently, Mr. Murphy starred in the Adult Swim series "Black Jesus", which was first shown in 2014, and voiced a character in the animated Adult Swim show "The Boondocks".

He is credited with appearances to air later this year on the TV drama series Power.

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