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Charlie Murphy Dies After Leukemia Battle; Comedian was 57

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Charlie Murphy performs Oct. 10, 2012, in Glasgow, Scotland, as part of his international Acid Trip Tour. (Rex Features via AP Images)

By    |   Thursday, 13 Apr 2017 06:14 AM

Comedian Charlie Murphy, the only brother of Eddie Murphy and a regular on "Chapelle’s Show," died Wednesday morning after a battle with leukemia.

Murphy died in a hospital in New York City. He had been receiving chemotherapy for the disease, according to The Huffington Post.

The 57-year-old was a comedian who was featured in many memorable skits on "Chapelle’s Show" with Dave Chapelle. He had a recurring segment on the show called "Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories," in which he comically acted out his encounters with 1980s stars like Prince and Rick James, which took place when he was with his brother’s crew, according to the New York Daily News.

He also co-wrote several movies that starred brother Eddie, including "Vampire in Brooklyn" and "Norbit," and had parts in a few other films ("The Boondocks," "Are We There Yet?"), Huffington Post reported.

Murphy toured extensively as a stand-up comic for many years and had recently toured with Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez, and D.L. Hughley on "The Comedy Get Down Tour."

Twitter users remembered Murphy fondly.

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