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Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:06 PM

Charlie Murphy Laid To Rest: Fellow Comedians Pay Their Respects [PHOTOS]

By: Monya Fleming

Charlie Murphy Laid To Rest: Fellow Comedians Pay Their Respects [PHOTOS]
Charlie Murphy, comedian and older brother to Eddie Murphy, was laid to rest in New Jersey on Wednesday, April 19, a week after passing away at the age of 57.

Charlie died at a hospital in New York following a battle with leukemia. 

Sources close to Murphy revealed he was receiving chemotherapy and appeared to be doing well. His death came as quite a shock.

Murphy's friends and family gathered to say their goodbyes to the beloved comedian. Many famous faces attended his funeral service, including his former "Chappelle's Show" costar Dave Chappelle, George Lopez, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer and Eddie Griffin. 



Cedric took to Instagram to share a post in remembrance of his friend. He wrote,  “Tonite [sic] we joined Family n Friends to pay tribute and lay to rest our brother the Legendary #charliemurphy...” He tagged other comedians such as Hughley, Lopez, Griffin, Donnell Rawlings and others.



Lopez posted a photo with Chappelle, 43, and Bill Burr to Instagram. The comedian wrote, "Darkness is spreading @therealcharliemurphy, tonight #celebration #darkness. Great night, I've known Mr #davechappelle since he was 18, #billburr I just met tonight #chingonreconizeschingon #charliemurphy #thatswhatsup."

More remembering #charliemurphy #TeamDl

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Rest In Peace Brotha! You truly left your mark on the world! Miss that laugh already!! As they lay you to rest today.. We will continue the race brotha!!! and we will definitely win! The best story teller of all time!! #keyflo #darkness #CB4 #charliemurphy #Norbit #vampireinbrooklyn #Harlemnights #meettheblacks #meettheblacks2 on the way!!!

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Neal Brennan, who co-created and co-wrote for "The Chappelle Show," took to Instagram as well after Murphy passed away. He wrote, "First stuff I ever officially directed were the Rick James and Prince stories. Dude [Murphy] changed my life. One of the most unique people I've ever met. So funny. So weird... Unforgettable dude. Really sad..."

Murphy's family issued a statement on their loss, saying, "Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie. 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. Thank you for the outpouring of condolences and prayers. We respectfully ask for privacy during this time of great loss for all of us.”

Charlie is survived by his two children with wife Tisha Taylor Murphy and a third from a previous relationship. Taylor, who he married in 1997, passed away of cervical cancer in 2009.


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