A rep for the Murphy family has released a statement on Charlie's passing:
"Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie,"
"Charlie filled our family with love and laughter and there won’t be a day that goes by that his presence will not be missed."
Such sad news.
Charlie Murphy, older brother to Eddie and an immense popular comic in his own right, sadly passed away at the age of 57 after a battle with leukemia.
According to Charlie's manager, he died Wednesday morning while in an NYC hospital. He was currently undergoing chemotherapy.
Charlie is probably best known for his co-starring role on 'Chappelle's Show'. He famously starred alongside Dave in a number of sketches.