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Comedian Charlie Murphy dies from leukemia at age 57

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NEW YORK — Charlie Murphy, Eddie Murphy’s older brother and a successful stand-up comedian in his own right, has died from leukemia, TMZ reported Wednesday. He was 57.

Charlie Murphy died in a New York hospital, according to his manager. He had been going through chemotherapy.

Charlie Murphy famously co-starred on “Chappelle’s Show” in some of Dave Chappelle’s most memorable skits, including the night he partied with Prince.

He also co-wrote some of Eddie Murphy’s movies. He co-starred in “CB4,” “Are We There Yet,” “The Boondocks” and “Black Jesus.”

He recently toured with Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez and D.L. Hughley.

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