Comedian Charlie Murphy, of ‘Chappelle’s Show’, dead at 57


PUBLISHED Wed, April 12, 2017 - 1:03pm EDT


Stand-up comedian Charlie Murphy, who is best remembered for his appearances on "Chappelle's Show" and who is the older brother of actor Eddie Murphy, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 57 years old. (more)

FOR LIVE UPDATES: Twitter, Facebook

Charlie passed away at a New York City hospital where he was receiving treatment for leukemia, his publicist Domenick Nati told BNO News. Other details about Charlie's death were not immediately available.

Charlie Murphy is best remembered for being a writer and cast member of the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series "Chappelle's Show," which made him famous. He went on to host the "Charlie Murphy's Crash Comedy" series and the stand-up special "Charlie Murphy: I Will Not Apologize."

In addition to stand-up comedy, he made appearances in a number of movies and TV series. Charlie was also the older brother of actor and comedian Eddie Murphy.

This is a breaking news alert. Please check back or follow @BNONews on Twitter as details become available. If you want to receive breaking news alerts by email, click here to sign up. You can also like BNO News on Facebook by clicking here.





  New York, NY     

 

LEAVE COMMENTS



HAPPENING NOW


AROUND THE WEB




 

LIVE WIRE

U.S. soldier Etienne Murphy killed in accident in Syria     6 hrs  

Oklahoma Amber Alert: Rosa Steffens taken from Moore     8 hrs  

Missing woman Sandra Pagniano found dead near Prescott     1 day  

Cabot Circus mall in Bristol evacuated after bomb threat     2 days  

New Mexico Amber Alert: Marissa Bibiano abducted from Belen     2 days  



.
email alerts



Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!



Happening Now

U.S. soldier Etienne Murphy killed in accident in Syria     6 hrs  

Oklahoma Amber Alert: Rosa Steffens taken from Moore     8 hrs  

Missing woman Sandra Pagniano found dead near Prescott     1 day  

Ariana Grande to hold benefit concert for Manchester attack victims     1 day  

Cabot Circus mall in Bristol evacuated after bomb threat     2 days  





More Go Local

U.S. soldier Etienne Murphy killed in accident in Syria     6 hrs  

Oklahoma Amber Alert: Rosa Steffens taken from Moore     8 hrs  

Missing woman Sandra Pagniano found dead near Prescott     1 day  

Ariana Grande to hold benefit concert for Manchester attack victims     1 day  

Cabot Circus mall in Bristol evacuated after bomb threat     2 days