Charlie Murphy passed away on Wednesday, April 12 after a battle with leukemia. But on Tuesday night, before he passed, he sent his final message to the world.
Probably knowing he was about to lose a hard-fought battle with leukemia, Murphy wanted to make sure he spread one last inspiring message.
Murphy famously appeared on Chappelle’s Show, serving as the source material for the show’s most memorable sketches: Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories.
Aside from Chappelle’s Show, Charlie also co-wrote several of his brother Eddie’s movies, such as Norbit and Vampire in Brooklyn. He had notable roles in Are We There Yet, The Boondocks and Black Jesus. Recently, Charlie toured with comedians Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez and D.L. Hughley on “The Comedy Get Down.” His stand-up special, Charlie Murphy: I Will Not Apologize, premiered on Comedy Central in late February 2010.
After news of Murphy’s passing broke, all sorts of celebrities came out of the woodwork to show their love and admiration for the late comedian:
As someone who grew up on Chappelle’s Show, Charlie Murphy provided me some of the heartiest laughs of my life, and for that, I will always remember him.