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Comedian Charlie Murphy dead at 57

Posted at 12:04 PM, Apr 12, 2017

Comedian Charlie Murphy died at 57 after losing his battle with leukemia, TMZ reported

Murphy died in a New York City hospital on Wednesday morning, according to TMZ. Murphy co-starred on the "Chappelle's Show" and is the older brother of Eddie Murphy. 

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Murphy was credited in a number of different movies and TV shows, including roles on "Night at the Museum" and "Norbit" along with TV series "Black Jesus" and "Power." 

In addition to playing several acting roles and serving as a comedian, Murphy also got several writing credits, according to



As news of Murphy's death broke on Tuesday, fellow comedians and others in show business took to Twitter to mourn the loss of their colleague and friend.