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Chappelle's Show star Charlie Murphy dies aged 57

The comedian collaborated with his brother Eddie Murphy for films Norbert and Vampire in Brooklyn.

Charlie Murphy Source: Chris Pizzello/PA Images

CHARLIE MURPHY, AN American stand-up comedian and performer, has died aged 57.

He died today in New York of leukemia, according to his representative Domenick Nati.

He was perhaps best-known for his appearances on Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central.

Obit Charlie Murphy Source: Myles Aronowitz/PA Images

He collaborated with writing his younger brother Eddie Murphy’s films Norbert and Vampire in Brooklyn.

He voiced a role in the animated TV series The Boondocks and also appeared in the comedy series Black Jesus.

Murphy’s feature films include Our Family Wedding, King’s Ransom and CB4.

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

Tributes

People have begun paying tributes to the star on Twitter.

The US Department of Defense also paid their respects, as Charlie Murphy had served in the Navy.

His last post to Facebook and Twitter was:

One to Sleep On: “Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.” – Rocky Balboa

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