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John Mayer & Dave Chappelle Delivered Touching Tribute To Charlie Murphy


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As we all unfortunately know, the great Charlie Murphy passed away on Wednesday, April 12 after battling leukemia. The 57-year-old comedian was the older brother of Eddie Murphy, and he was best known for his hilarious work on Chappelle’s Show.

To honor the life of Murphy, John Mayer brought out Dave Chappelle at his concert last night at the Value City Arena at Ohio State University. The pair cracked jokes and shared memories, and Mayer dedicated his performance of “You’re Gonna Live Forever In Me” to Murphy. Watch the touching tribute in the video below.

That was awesome. I’d like to think that Murphy was smiling and shaking while he looked down on the performance. Goddamn, I’m going to miss that guy.

If you haven’t seen the “White People Dancing” sketch that Mayer and Chappelle referenced, you should definitely check it out here (Part 1 & Part 2). Dave yelling Spanish gibberish will never not be hysterical.

And here are some of my favorite Murphy sketches from Chappelle’s Show. Rest in peace, TyRee.

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