(TMZ) Charlie Murphy, Eddie's older brother, and a very successful and popular stand-up comedian in his own right has died ... TMZ has learned.
According to Charlie's manager, he died from leukemia Wednesday morning in an NYC hospital. He'd been going undergoing chemotherapy. Family members tell us they're absolutely shocked because they thought he was getting better.
We're told the family would call him frequently, and he'd even joke they were calling too much.
Charlie famously co-starred on "Chappelle's Show" in some of Dave's most memorable skits ... including the night's Charlie partied with Rick James and Prince. Source: TMZ.com.
Prayer for the Murphy family - Patrick Sanders
Twitter reactions mourning his death
I gotta get off twitter cause Charlie Murphy's death starting to hit me like Micheal Jackson's did 😔— ✨loraina✨ (@_DopeLolo) April 12, 2017
You leave Twitter for a few to eat and braid your child's hair only to come back and see the news of a death. Unreal. RIP Charlie Murphy— Scammin Drug Dealers (@YVEvil_Genius1) April 12, 2017
I'm off Twitter today...Charlie Murphy death got me sick...if it's anything positive or funny @ Me mayne— P born April 7th (@PisCOOLaf) April 12, 2017