On Wednesday morning, he passed away from Leukemia in a New York City hospital. He was only 57-years-old.
Charlie contributed many great quotes to this world, whether comedic or serious. Many of us will remember him for his stories about Prince and Rick James on The Chappelle Show.
Murphy has also left lasting moments on The Boondocks, Black Jesus, and Are We There Yet? The world will definitely miss Charlie’s brand of comedy.
Charlie Murphy: Best Quotes & Famous Sayings
“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.”
“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”
“I’m sorry, if you were right, I’d agree with you.”
“Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.”
“Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity.”
“I get out the Navy, my brother’s famous, his fame is exploding. I’m real proud of that. You know what I mean. I’m getting to hang out with people that I only read about in magazines and seen on the screen somewhere. I’m standing next to them, being at dinner tables with them. And you know it was a bugout, man. And you know, I was a huge Rick James fan. That’s the first person that I would say that out of all the celebrities that I met, that I was starstruck.”
“We got closer, started hanging out. My brother… didn’t do any of this sh*t. So at night when Eddie would break out, we would all be doin’, getting crazy and wild. And if I was hanging with Rick, he had this thing with me where he used to always like f*ck with me, man. I don’t know what started it.”
“Things escalated to the point where, you know, my man got too familiar and I’d ended up having to whoop his ass, man, you know. Because he would step across the line. Habitually. He’s a habitual linestepper.”
Eddie and everybody else thought that that was the funniest sh*t. And so that threw me in a weird space cause I’m like ‘Yeah, this is Rick James, he’s a star.’