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Charlie Murphy poses at the 7th Annual BET Awards in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 26, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Comedian Charlie Murphy has died at 57


Comedian Charlie Murphy has died at 57

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.

Social media quickly flooded with tributes.

A tweet from Murphy's official account from hours earlier gave some fans pause.

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