Comedian and actor Charlie Murphy passed Wednesday morning after battling leukemia. According to TMZ the 57-year-old had been undergoing chemotherapy to fight the ailment but died in a New York hospital.
Charlie is the older brother of legendary comedian and actor Eddie Murphy. He starred in a whole host of films like CB4, Mo’ Better Blues, Harlem Nights, The Players Club, Jungle Fever and more. His distinctive voice was utilized in voice acting as well, as Charlie made appearances in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, The Boondocks, Black Dynamite and more.
Murphy’s family made a statement: