On Tuesday, April 12, we found out that Chappelle’s Show great Charlie Murphy had died at the age of 57. In honor of Murphy, we’re re-running this look at the memorable sketch where he told the world about his encounter with Prince and his reaction to the loss of Prince.
By now, you’ve probably heard the news that the creative unicorn Prince was found dead today at Paisley Park, his personal compound in Minnesota. The precise circumstances of the successful, award-winning icon’s death remain something of a mystery at this time, but that hasn’t stopped President Barack Obama, NBA athletes, fellow artists and the rest of the world from mourning the loss while celebrating such a monumental career. Chief among Prince’s saddened admirers is comedian Charlie Murphy, who famously honored the musical god with one of Chappelle’s Show‘s greatest sketches — second only to its analogous treatment of Rick James.