Absolutely Devastating News For Eddie Murphy This Morning
News has just come in that Eddie Murphy’s older brother, Charlie Murphy, has passed away from leukaemia, aged just 57.
A stand-up performer in his own right, Charlie helped to write many of his brother’s most famous films, including Norbit and Vampire in Brooklyn.
Tributes are flooding in for the star, who say they were touched by his sense of humour, when they honoured him on social media.
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
Fellow comedian Chris Rock was among the first to tweet his condolences, writing: “We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time.”
I haven't seen anything as funny as Charlie Murphy & Dave Chappelle's skits on the Chappelle's Show!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 12, 2017
Former basketball great Magic Johnson tweeted: “I haven’t seen anything as funny as Charlie Murphy & Dave Chappelle’s skits on the Chappelle’s Show!”
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
Charlie also gained popularity when he appeared on comedian Dave Chappellelle's show where he told hilarious true life stories of meeting celebrities such as Prince during his brother Eddie's heyday in the 80's and 90's.
Rest in peace, Charlie.