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TMZ is reporting that comedian/actor Charlie Murphy has passed away.

Murphy, who was the older brother to Hollywood star Eddie Murphy, had been going under chemotherapy according to his manager. TMZ reports that Murphy died at a New York City hospital Wednesday morning.

Murphy had starred in a number of films including Chris Rock‘s Hip-Hop parody CB4, but he did not become a household name until he became a cast member of Dave Chappelle‘s hit sketch show Chappelle’s Show. He was the orator of the infamous True Hollywood Stories series that including memorable stories about clubbing with Rick James and playing basketball with Prince.

He would later become a regularly touring comedian and also star in Adult Swim’s The Boondocks and Black Jesus.

His life and career was honored last year with his own Unsung episode on TV One. It was announced that he would join the cast of Power this year as well. His most recent appearance was in a music video for Greg Nice and Positive K’s new group Gr8te Mindz.

Murphy was 57. He left the world with a tweet that was just sent this morning.

https://twitter.com/charliemurphy/status/852141260139900930

Photo: WENN.com

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