Comedian Charlie Murphy has lost his battle with leukemia at the age of 57.
Eddie Murphy’s older brother passed away in a New York City hospital during chemotherapy treatment, according to TMZ.
Charlie was a regular on TV and co-wrote some of his brother’s movies. He also appeared in the TV series Are We There Yet?, Black Jesus, The Boondocks, and Chappelle’s Show, and he hosted his own comedy show, Charlie Murphy’s Law, in 2014.
Murphy’s film credits included Night at the Museum, Mo’ Better Blues, The Players Club, Harlem Nights, and Norbit, in which he voiced Floyd the Dog.
He recently toured with fellow comedians Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, George Lopez, and D.L. Hughley, and appeared in 50 Cent’s hit TV drama Power, playing the role of Marshal Williams.
Charlie leaves behind two children from his marriage to late wife Tisha Taylor Murphy, who died in 2009.