WATCH | Hollywood is mourning the loss of Charlie Murphy.
Comedian Charlie Murphy has died at the age of 57, his publicist told The Hollywood Reporter.
Murphy was the older brother of Eddie Murphy and a successful comedian himself, famous for co-starring on the "Chappelle's Show." He also co-wrote some of his brother's movies and co-starred in "Are We There Yet?", "The Boondocks," and "Black Jesus."
TMZ reported Murphy died of leukemia.
Charlie Murphy, Rest In Peace.— Phonte (@phontigallo) April 12, 2017
Social media quickly flooded with tributes.
Storytelling is an extraordinary skill. Charlie Murphy exhibited this ability on TV, & in standup. Those Chapelle skits don’t pop w/o him!— Jeff J. (@JeffJSays) April 12, 2017
So sorry to hear Charlie Murphy has died of leukemia at 57. He was an incredibly funny guy.— Touré (@Toure) April 12, 2017
Gone way too soon. RIP, Charlie Murphy. Thank you for the laughs. pic.twitter.com/VW5yLZMoA7— Mr. Paparazzi (@Fresh_Prince445) April 12, 2017
RIP to Charlie Murphy your Comedy were keystones of the culture thru time pic.twitter.com/z1L61qGoiw— Rodney Perry (King) (@kings_memoirs) April 12, 2017
A tweet from Murphy's official account from hours earlier gave some fans pause.
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