LOS ANGELES - AUG 12: Charlie Murphy arrives at the "Lottery Ticket" World Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater on August 12, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA (Photo Credit: Helga Esteb)

LOS ANGELES – AUG 12: Charlie Murphy arrives at the “Lottery Ticket” World Premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on August 12, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA (Photo Credit: Helga Esteb)

Comedian Charlie Murphy, 57, has made his final bow. According to his manager, he was receiving treatment for leukemia at a New York City hospital when he passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2017.

Murphy is the older brother of actor and comedian Eddie Murphy who became a household name for his work on “Chappelle’s Show” on Comedy Central.

His wife of 12 years, Tisha Taylor Murphy, passed away after suffering from cervical cancer in 2009 after a two-year battle.

Murphy was currently touring as a member of the cast of BET’s The Comedy Get Down alongside Cedric ‘The Entertainer,’ D.L. Hughley, George Lopez and Eddie Griffin.

When news broke of his death, Lopez posted on Instagram: “This is a text message that Charlie sent us from a recent @comedygetdown Show @realdlhughley @cedtheentertainer ” Great seeing you guys and living the magic last night. Great show brothers!!!!! ( I’m heartbroken at the passing of our brother Charlie . In relationships you never want to leave anything unsaid , our conversations before shows and after shows we all told each other and Charlie how we felt ! Keep his family in your thoughts and in your prayers and keep a space for Charlie in you’re heart #Chingon I love you Charlie .#CHARLIEMURPHY ??”

Hughley posted on Twitter: “Rest in Paradise my brother @charliemurphy”

He leaves three children.

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LOS ANGELES - AUG 12: Charlie Murphy arrives at the "Lottery Ticket" World Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater on August 12, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA (Photo Credit: Helga Esteb)

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  • nosey rosy

    rip brother , but he was not funny at all , he only got the respect because he was eddie murphy brother notice eddie murphy didnt bond with any of them commedian , cedric ,hughley , eddie griffen , or george lopez, or dave chappell, , eddie felt he was too big to relate to them . and his brother was the mediator , to make them fell better , eddie murphy is big name comedy , kevin hart is the only one even come close to eddie murphys status .. and george lopez is also not funny . … i just started to warm up to hughlely who also is a dry comedian .. dave chappell is also not funny just goof . there is a difference between comedian and GOOF BALL and corney . . these guys i named is corny and goofy but no where near comedian status ., kevin hart gets paid cause he is a comedian actor,, like eddie . and if you notice non of those comedians are favorites of white audiences . . and to make the big money in comedy you gotta get whites on board , like steve harvey had to do , cause he aint funny at all ,, kevin hart is not funny but he knew how to add acting to his talent , the rest of them umm cedric did a few movies but barber shop was it … jeeeeez