Charlie Murphy, comedian, Eddie Murphy's brother, dies at 57, TM - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Charlie Murphy, comedian, Eddie Murphy's brother, dies at 57, TMZ reports

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Charlie Murphy poses at the 7th Annual BET Awards in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 26, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) Charlie Murphy poses at the 7th Annual BET Awards in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 26, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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Charlie Murphy, who gained modest success in the 1980s as a comedian while playing an integral part in his brother Eddie's rise, has died, according to TMZ.

The entertainer reportedly died at a New York City hospital while battling leukemia, the website reported Wednesday.

Murphy gained latter-day notoriety for his feature performance on Chapelle's Show. He also helped write some of his brother Eddie Murphy's films.

He was 57.

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