Charlie Murphy dead at 57 after battle with leukemia

Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy died Wednesday morning after a long battle with cancer. He was 57.

TMZ reports he died at an NYC hospital where he had been undergoing chemotherapy.

Charlie was a very successful stand-up comedian and co-starred on the "Chappelle's Show." He also co-wrote some of Eddie Muphy's movies including "Norbit" and "Vampire in Brooklyn."

TMZ says Charlie's wife passed away in 2009 from cervical cancer. 

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