Charlie Murphy has died at the age of 57. Eddie Murphy's brother and a successful comedian died after a long battle with Leukemia. His publicist Domenick Nati has confirmed the report to news sources saying the actor breathed his last at a New York City hospital on Wednesday. His family members told TMZ that the comedian seemed to be getting better so his death came as a shock to them. Murphy is best known for his works in the "Chappelle's Show" and "Are We There Yet?". He also co-wrote the comedy "Norbit" with his brother, Eddie.

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"Charlie Murphy dead" headlines have swept news and magazine sites online today, with the untimely death of the actor being mourned by the entertainment industry.

While Charlie may not be as popular as his brother, he is still considered as one of the funniest men in entertainment. Especially for stand up comedians.

Charlie first came into the scene after starring in Dave Chappelle's show on Comedy Central where he would share stories about his run-ins with celebrities. He then featured in several TV shows since the 90s, including "Wild n' Out", "Are We There Yet?", "Hawaii Five-O" and "Black Jesus. He also shared his voice to animated shows "The Boondocks" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

Eddie Murphy's brother also lent his image to the 2004 Rockstar Games hit "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas", while co-writing the 2007 movie "Norbit." The late actor recently toured with Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin and George Lopez for the "The Comedy Get Down."

Celebrities send love to Charlie Murphy, wife and family

Learning about the stand-up comedian's death, many celebrities took to social media to send their love to his family.

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Friends who have worked with the star or have watched his sketches growing up sent their condolences to Eddie Murphy and the late actor's family. While Charlie Murphy's wife has died in 2009 due to Cervical Cancer, the couple is survived by their two children.

Chris Rock posted his message on Twitter, calling Murphy "one of the funniest most real brothers."

Rap icon MC Hammer also sent his condolences, calling his friend "funniest dudes ever."

Actor Samuel L Jackson also sent loving prayers to Eddie Murphy and the family in this trying times.

Other stars who sent their prayers and condolences include Ice Cube, Zendaya, Monica Brown, Russell Simmons and Questlove.

His family has sent a statement to The Hollywood Reporter in the wake of Charlie Murphy's death, calling Charlie a "son, brother, father, uncle and friend."

"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.”

A day before his death, Charlie Murphy Twitter account read a final post which almost hinted at the actor's death. Resting "as deeply as possible."