Eddie Murphy and family mourn Charlie Murphy: 'Our hearts are heavy'

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According to Charlie's manager, he died from leukemia at the age of 57. Former basketball great Magic Johnson tweeted that "I haven't seen anything as amusing as Charlie Murphy & Dave Chappelle's skits on the Chappelle's Show!" and "Hamilton" playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted that Murphy's "storytelling was hilarious and unforgettable".

He also worked with his younger brother Eddie, co-writing the films Norbert and Vampire In Brooklyn. As Mayer began playing the piano, Chappelle said, "Rest in peace, Charlie Murphy".

Charlie Murphy, who was a famous and successful stand-up comedian, passed away on Wednesday. He was also a touring comedian, and appeared in many movies-most notably CB4 as Gusto alongside Chris Rock, and Harlem Nights, which starred Richard Pryor and Redd Foxx. All I can say is RIP. "I'm lucky to have know you and I'm even luckier to be able to say that I was a friend".

"Charlie had this wonderful laugh that would make you start laughing". Charlie's wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died in 2009 from cervical cancer.

Watch Charlie Murphy's throwback interview with DJ Whoo Kid below to see the comedian in his element. "You'll be missed", Comedy Central wrote on Twitter.

While Samuel L. Jackson tweeted: "Prayers Up for the Murphy family".

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