Charlie Murphy Cause of Death: How Did Eddie’s Brother Die?

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Charlie Murphy pictured in November 12. (Getty)

Comedian Charlie Murphy has passed away at the age of 57. He was the older brother of Eddie Murphy. TMZ, quoting his manager, says that Charlie Murphy had been receiving treatment for leukemia at a New York City hospital when he passed away. Relatives told the gossip site that they are “absolutely shocked” by the news that Murphy had died as his condition appeared to be improving. His death was announced on April 12.

In the past 24 hours, two tweets were sent out from Murphy’s account:

Charlie Murphy Twitter account


In 2009, Murphy was struck by tragedy when his wife of 12 years, Tisha Taylor Murphy, passed away after suffering from cervical cancer. It was reported at the time that Taylor Murphy had been battling the disease for two years. The couple had two children together, Ava and Xavier. While Murphy had a child from a previous relationship.

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Murphy pictured with his wife and son in 2007. (Getty)

He spoke about his wife’s cancer diagnosis in 2015 saying:

I came home and she’s in the kids’ room, crying. That’s when she told me. Cervical cancer. You don’t really grasp it. When the person tells you they’re going to die, you go crazy. You become a different person from the moment you hear those words…

A young woman like that — don’t drink, don’t smoke, don’t do drugs. I know people that’s ninety who do all of that…

She’s a very organized woman. When she died, all the arrangements had been made. She made her own arrangements.

Murphy was arguably best known for his work on Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central. In arguably his most famous sketch, Murphy told the story of when he and his brother played basketball at Prince’s house:

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While another dealt with the Murphy brothers and their adventures with Rick James:

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