Comedian, actor, and writer Charlie Murphy, best known for his role on the legendary Comedy Central program Chappelle’s Show, has passed away after a battling with leukemia. He was 57years old. According to TMZ, Murphy’s family members were extremely shocked by the news of his death, as they were under the impression that he would make it through his latest chemotherapy treatments.
The screen talent, who was the older brother to Eddie Murphy, was also enlisted in the United States Navy’s engineering division for six years. After he was discharged, Murphy collected a series of bit parts in films throughout the ’80s and ’90s and in the early 2000s, he became recognized for his work on Chappelle’s Show. His True Hollywood Stories sketches on the show were hilarious, original, and entirely his own.