Charlie Murphy Found Dead At 57

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Actor and comedian, Charlie Murphy, has died at the age of 57 – according to his manager. 

Charlie was the elder brother of Eddie Murphy but found fame himself as an iconic stand up comedian, reports TMZ.

He also helped his brother to write the classic romantic comedy, Norbit, back in 2007.

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It is claimed that Charlie Murphy died earlier this morning as a direct result of Leukemia which he had been fighting against, using chemotherapy, for some time.

Although Murphy will be remembered for countless jokes and appearences, some of his most loved and cherished appearences come from his time on the Chappelle’s Show – especially the sketches featuring Rick James and Prince.

As you can probably imagine the Internet exploded in the immediate aftermath of this sad, sad news:

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Our thoughts go out to the Murphy family at this sad, sad time.

What a legend.