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Dave Chappelle remembers Charlie Murphy: 'Everybody in comedy is heartbroken'

15 April 2017, 01:51 | Nina Hammond

Comedian Charlie Murphy, brother of Eddie, dies at 57

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Big brother to Eddie Murphy, Charlie died that morning after battling leukemia at a NY hospital.

The musician and comedian began by sharing jokes and stories about each other, before Chappelle brought up the news of Murphy's death.

Paul Mooney, who starred with Charlie Murphy on "Chappelle's Show" wrote that he is terribly saddened by the news.

Eddie Murphy talked about his brother to Variety last September. Luckily for everybody who was not at the show but who loved Murphy, this particular person didn't stop recording when Chappelle made his request. The crowd obliged him and listened to Mayer elegantly play on the piano his ballad, "You're Going to Live Forever in Me". The comedian's family released a statement saying, "Charlie filled our family with love and laughter and there won't be a day that goes by that his presence will not be missed".

The Daughters hitmaker happened to be performing in Chappelle's home state of OH, and the funnyman chose to join his longtime friend John onstage in Columbus to celebrate his late collaborator's life.

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Comedian Chris Rock tweeted, "We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time".

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He also appeared in "Black Jesus", another of the network's comedy series.

He is credited with appearances to air later this year on the Starz TV drama series "Power".

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