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Eddie Murphy's brother comedian Charlie dies of leukemia at 57

Jude Law to play Dumbledore in 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel Comedian Charlie Murphy, brother of Eddie, dies at 57
Edmund Wade | 14 April, 2017, 01:00

Eddie Murphy and his family have released a statement following the death of Charlie Murphy. "My good friend Charlie Murphy passed away this morning, and everybody in comedy is heartbroken", he said from the stage of the Schottenstein Center in Columbus.

Murphy is perhaps best known for creating some of the most iconic skits on Dave Chappelle's "Chapelle's Show", which ended in 2006.

Charlie Murphy went to Hollywood to work as a bodyguard for Eddie at the beginning of his career.

Eddie Murphy and his family have addressed the loss of their loved one Charlie Murphy, who died of leukemia Wednesday at age 57.

Since the announcement of Charlie's untimely passing, fellow celebrities have rushed to social media to pay their respects to Charlie.

Watch Charlie Murphy's throwback interview with DJ Whoo Kid below to see the comedian in his element. 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. Together, they paid tribute to Murphy.

He also thanked Charlie's fans for their "outpouring of condolences and prayers".

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The father-of-three had previously lost his wife Tisha to cervical cancer in 2009.

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