Eddie Murphy mourns brother Charlie Murphy, who died Wednesday

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Comedian and actor Charlie Murphy died in his sleep at a NY hospital on Wednesday at age 57 after suffering from leukemia, according to entertainment media reports.

As a guy who very well could have gone down in history as simply nothing more than Eddie Murphy's older brother, Murphy felt that his career was "not part of human reality", he once told VICE.

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During John's show in Columbus, Ohio, the singer called out his comedian friend, which was a surprise to the fans. And John, you are a sight for sore eyes'. "My respect to his family - I'm thinking of all of you", he said.

Mr. Murphy was perhaps best known for his appearances on Dave Chappelle's Comedy Central show from 2003 to 2006. The comedian's family released a statement saying, "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". He also co-wrote screenplays for his brother's films "Norbit" and "Vampire in Brooklyn".

"Thanks for the unforgettable stories, Charlie Murphy". Most recently, Mr. Murphy starred in the Adult Swim series "Black Jesus", which was first shown in 2014, and voiced a character in the animated Adult Swim show "The Boondocks". While it's certainly true that all stand-up is bad, Charlie Murphy was great, and spent his life transcending and subverting people's expectations.

  • Stacy Houston