Comedian Charlie Murphy has died after battling leukemia, his rep confirmed Wednesday to ABC News. He was 57.
The successful stand-up comic and former star of the "Chappelle's Show," was also the older brother of comedic legend Eddie Murphy.
Murphy was a New York City native and also was featured in other shows and movies like "Jungle Fever," "Night at the Museum" and "Lottery Ticket." His latest work was on the show "Power" on Starz.
After news broke of his passing, other comedians and actors took to social media to pay their respects.
We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time . Charlie Murphy RIP. pic.twitter.com/AAwItp5AJC— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) April 12, 2017
Rest In Peace to the legend that is Charlie Murphy, thank you for always bringing us joy and laughter???????? pic.twitter.com/TZ53R1FSJs— Zendaya (@Zendaya) April 12, 2017
RIP Charlie Murphy!????— Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) April 12, 2017