Comedian Charlie Murphy dead at 57
Famous actor, writer & comedian, Charlie Murphy died at 57 on April 12th, 2017. His publicist reported that Murphy lost his battle with cancer.
Charles Quinton Murphy a.k.a Charlie Murphy was struggling with cancer for the past two years. He was being treated for leukemia in a hospital in New York, where he passed away. He did not let most people know about his condition and the severity of it and his death left everyone shocked as many people reckoned that Charlie may beat the disease.
Leukemia is a cancer of white blood cells (WBC) or bone marrow. In leukemia the body produce excess leukocytes. There are different types of leukemia, some more severe than others. Unfortunately, Charlie had to fight with severe conditions and shockingly left us all in demise.
"Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie," the Murphy family said, "Charlie filled our family with love and laughter and there won’t be a day that goes by that his presence will not be missed."
Charlie kept his illness so private that even his co-workers on the show Power didn't know what he was going through. Charlie didn't wanted his illness to be a part of his image. Even his close friends and family members didn't know the situation was this severe and were shocked at his passing. We all loved him and surely did not want him to leave so soon.
He worked as an actor, a stand up comedian and as a writer in Hollywood movies and shows. He always kept his fans amazed with his talent and humor. Charlie made a debut with his brother's film Harlem Nights, but struggled until his big break through on The Chappelle Show where he was a writer and part of the cast. That turned into a big show for him. His Hollywood Stories on the show became his first step to fame.
Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy, a Chappelle's Show star and an accomplished comedian in his own right, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 57. Murphy's publicist confirmed the comedian's death to Rolling Stone, adding that the cause of death was leukemia.
From his stand-up to 'Chappelle's Show,' the best moments of the comedian and actor who passed away at the age of 57.
Both sketches featured Murphy reminiscing about he and Eddie's celebrity encounters in the Eighties, with Dave Chappelle portraying Rick James and Prince in the now-legendary sketches.
His career had a lot of ups and downs from Harlem Nights to Meet the Blacks. Meet the Blacks is his last on screen performance in a movie. If you have ever played GTA; San Andreas, then you might notice that the voice of Jizzy B is Charlie. Charlie also served six years as a boiler technician in the U.S Navy.
Murphy's Tweet in his last hours were heartbreaking to the family and the fans. At the same time inspiring for every one. The Tweets came from his official account on his last day with us:
Rise & Grind: "Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle"- Abraham Lincoln.
One to sleep on: Release the past to rest as deeply as possible.
These are his last words for his fans which will inspire the generation for the rest of our lives. His work will create laughter forever as fans will always keep him in their hearts.