Charlie Murphy‘s death has sent shockwaves throughout the comedy world and the man many associate him with, Dave Chappelle, paid a special tribute to him in Ohio Wednesday night.
Charlie Murphy is obviously known as Eddie Murphy’s brother among other things, but he is equally associated with Chappelle from co-starring in some of Chappelle’s Show‘s classic skits including the True Hollywood Stories series. As numerous entertainment communities and fans mourn the death of Murphy, Chappelle is among them as well.
Late Wednesday night, hours after it was reported that Murphy lost his battle with Leukemia, Chappelle joined another one of his good friends, John Mayer, to pay a special tribute. Mayer was playing a gig in Ohio where Chappelle surprised guests by appearing on stage. He entertained the crowd by joking about hanging out with Mayer and the time he asked him to play in his “White People Dancing” sketch. But he also took an opportunity to talk about Charlie.
“Today, I got some terrible news,” Chappelle said. “My good friend, Charlie Murphy, passed away this morning, and everybody in comedy is heartbroken.”
He went to talk about some of his fondest moments with Murphy and then joined Mayer in singing his song “You’re Gonna Live Forever In Me” in honor of Murphy.
Chappelle, like he does at his shows, asked that people put their cell phones away, but someone still managed to record the moment. Check it out below.