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Comedian Charlie Murphy Passes Away at Age 57

He had been battling Leukemia

April 12, 2017

Comedian Charlie Murphy has passed away at age 57 after battling Leukemia, according to his manager.

Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy, was best known for his roles on Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show, where videos of Murphy telling stories of meeting Prince and Rick James became infamous. Watch the Chappelle's Show classic bit of when Charlie met Prince, which was a  true story, according to Prince, who passed away last April, also at 57 years old.

Charlie Murphy's wife died of cancer in 2009. The couple have two children together.