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Charlie Murphy Passes Away At 57 Due To Leukemia, The Comedian Made A Name Before He Died [VIDEO]

Update Date: Apr 18, 2017 11:11 AM EDT

Charlie Murphy passed away at age 57 due to leukemia. Eddie Murphy's brother had been batting leukemia for several years and had been undergoing chemotherapy. Charlie appeared in several movies and was also a good comedian of his time.

After several years of battling leukemia, Charlie Murphy finally passed away on April 12. He was reported to be undergoing chemotherapy before he finally went on. The day before he died Charlie Murphy was reported to tweet some creepy messages according to Aol.

For Charlie Murphy, leukemia has been the reason for him passing away. It had been an illness that made him sick before he died. After the reports of him dead, Eddie Murphy and the rest of the family issued their statement.

The family shared that they have been saddened by Charlie's death. They also thanked supporters of the comedian for being there after all these years. Privacy has been requested by Charlie's family in this sad time.

It is indicated that Charlie Murphy lost his wife Tisha Taylor Murphy in 2009 due to cervical cancer. The couple has two children together and Charlie has an older son from his previous relationship. As Eddie Murphy's brother, Charlie found his own spot in the entertainment business.

Meanwhile, Charlie had his debut on the big screen in the "Harlem Nights" in 1989. The film was directed by Eddie Murphy then. After his debut, he then appeared in several small roles for films as reported by Rolling Stone.

Charlie then went on to get his big break in the entertainment business for being on the "Chappelle's Show." Aside from being an actor, Charlie was also known for being a writer. He co-wrote "Vampire in Brooklyn" and "Norbit." The comedian was also known to be the best storyteller and was able to make the stories up smoothly. For Charlie Murphy, leukemia has been the one illness that took him away.

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