Comedian Charlie Murphy Dead At 57

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Apr. 12 2017, Published 5:06 p.m. ET

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Revered comedian and writer Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy, has died after battling leukemia, has learned.

According to reports, the comic passed away Wednesday morning at a New York City hospital, his manager confirmed, where he had been undergoing chemotherapy treatment. He was 57.

Many fellow comedians and other celebrities have come forward to bid farewells to Murphy already, including Chris Rock, George Lopez, Russell Simmons and many more.

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Murphy's wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died after battling cancer in 2009. The couple was married in 1997 and shared two children together, daughter Ava and son Xavier. Murphy has another child from a previous relationship.

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