Charlie Murphy passed away today at the age of 57 after losing his battle with leukemia.
The older brother of Eddie Murphy, Charlie rose to fame after his Chappelle’s Show skits produced some of the funniest bits of comedy of the new millennium.
Chappelle had dozens of memorable skits, but there is NO question that Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories are Chappelle’s most famous sketches. In a way, Charlie Murphy was hugely responsible for Chappelle’s rise to stardom with his tales from Hollywood decades ago.
Today, in honor of Charlie Murphy, we remember him with the skits that made him famous: Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories.
Charlie also co-wrote several of 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.