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Comedian Charlie Murphy dies after leukemia battle

R.I.P: Charlie Murphy

CHARLIE MURPHY, Eddie's older brother, and stand-up comedian in his own right has died.

According to TMZ, Charlie's manager says he died from leukemia Wednesday (Apr 12) morning in a NYC hospital, after undergoing chemotherapy.

Charlie famously co-starred on "Chappelle's Show" in some of Dave's most memorable skits, including the nights Charlie partied with Rick James and Prince.

Charlie also co-wrote some of Eddie Murphy's movies, like "Norbit" and "Vampire in Brooklyn." He co-starred in "Are We There Yet?," "The Boondocks" and "Black Jesus."

He recently toured with Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez and D.L. Hughley on "The Comedy Get Down."

Charlie's wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died in 2009 from cervical cancer. They had 2 children, and he had another from a previous relationship.

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