On Wednesday (April 12), renowned comedian Charlie Murphy passed away from leukemia. He was 57.
The news of his untimely demise was shared by Murphy’s publicist to The Hollywood Reporter. Aside from being the older brother of acclaimed actor Eddie Murphy, Charlie Murphy etched a lane for himself in the entertainment world, particularly after becoming a cast member on Comedy Central’s The Chappelle Show in the mid-’00s.
Hip-hop mourned the passing of Murphy through a flurry of social media posts. “R.I.P to my man Charlie Murphy. We just worked together in POWER. GOD BLESS,” wrote 50 Cent on Instagram.
Nas also chimed in on Murphy’s demise with two posts of his own on Instagram. “God Bless the Homie! Luv,” said the first one. The second post featured a picture of Murphy in the 1993 film CB4, starring Chris Rock. “The bro played many good roles. This is one my favorites Gusto! In CB4. Peace to your soul CM,” wrote the MC.
RIP to Charlie Murphy. Legend
— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) April 12, 2017
LONG LIVE CHARLIE MURPHY pic.twitter.com/vuGLw8OuIv
— Mel (@AsapTwelvyy) April 12, 2017
Damn, sorry to hear about my friend Charlie Murphy. He took a chance on a young director in The Player’s Club. Always made me laugh. RIP pic.twitter.com/yChjFtSDH4
— Ice Cube (@icecube) April 12, 2017
RIP to the Legend Charlie Murphy–
— Rockie Fresh (@rockiefresh) April 12, 2017
Charlie Murphy was a great man. God bless, we already miss you.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) April 12, 2017
Just came out of meditation and learned that one of my friends and my biggest comedy idol passed. Damn I loved Charlie Murphy ????————
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) April 12, 2017
RIP Charlie Murphy … You had me rolling for years with your comedy
— Boi-1da (@Boi1da) April 12, 2017
Rest In Peace Charlie Murphy —-
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) April 12, 2017
Rip Charlie Murphy.
— lil boat kot* (@lilyachty) April 12, 2017