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Comedian Charlie Murphy dies at 57: Hear his thoughts on stand-up

Charlie Murphy poses at the 7th Annual BET Awards in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 26, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Charlie Murphy, the comedian brother of Eddie Murphy, has died at the age of 57.

Charlie, who began his career as a writer, had been battling leukemia, his rep told Variety on April 12.

He found fame on Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show, starred in movies like The Hustle and and most recently appeared in the TV show PowerThe comic was also a Navy veteran, according to a tweet from the U.S. Department of Defense.

Celebrities like Chris Rock, Ice Cube, and Kevin Hart paid tribute to Charlie on Twitter.

“We just lots one of the funniest most real brothers of all time,” Rock wrote.

The Foxxhole (Ch. 96) honored Charlie with a tribute special featuring interviews with his cousin Rich Murphy, Cedric the Entertainer, Bill Bellamy and more comedians Tuesday. Listen to Cedric talk about Charlie’s hilariously “deadpan” re-tellings of his Hollywood adventures.

Also, hear a snippet of The Foxxhole’s interview with Charlie and Eddie Griffin promoting their Black & Brown Comedy Get Down Tour.

 (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

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