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Charlie Murphy dies at age 57 after battling leukemia.

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According to TMZ, Eddie Murphy‘s older brother passed away in a NYC hospital.

His manager says he’d been going through chemotherapy and family members are completely shocked because they thought he was getting better.

TMZ was told “the family would call him frequently, and he’d even joke they were calling too much.”

The famous comedian co-starred on the “Chappelle Show“, many of Dave‘s skits, and toured with Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez and D.L. Hughley.

Charlie Murphy‘s wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died in 2009 from cervical cancer. RIP Charlie Murphy.

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