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Comedian Charlie Murphy Dead at 57

Comedian Charlie Murphy Dead at 57
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UPDATE: Eddie Murphy told TMZ on behalf of the family, "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."

Charlie Murphy, a comedian and older brother to Eddie Murphy, has died. He was 57.

His manager told TMZ that Charlie died at an NYC hospital after a battle with leukemia. He had been receiving chemo.

Murphy was best known for his stand-up comedy and his role on Dave Chappelle’s Comedy Central series “Chappelle's Show.”

He also had roles in “Night at the Museum,” “Are We There Yet?” and “The Boondocks.”

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