On Wednesday morning at a New York City hospital, the world lost another comedy talent. As confirmed by his manager to TMZ, Charlie Murphy died at 57 after a battle with leukemia. Some may recognize him as Eddie Murphy's older brother, but he was so much more than that and someone many will remember forever. Celebrities are remembering Charlie Murphy on social media with beautiful posts honoring the unforgettable legacy he left behind.
You can't scroll through Twitter without seeing a tweet honoring the man who made a name for himself on Chapelle's Show with his Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories sketches. He and his work have left quite the mark. Based on the tweets below, you can see just how big of an impact Murphy made. When he wasn't doing stand-up or co-writing some of his brother's movies (Norbit, Vampire in Brooklyn), Murphy was also starring in projects, like Are We There Yet?, Black Jesus, and The Boondocks.
On Tuesday evening, Murphy took to Twitter sharing one last tweet before he died. It reads: "One to Sleep On: Release the past to rest as deeply as possible." Wow. Now that is not only telling, but also extremely emotional. He really did know how to make feel people all kinds of emotions.
With that, here's how he's being honored by his fellow friends and celebrities.
Rest In Peace to the legend that is Charlie Murphy, thank you for always bringing us joy and laughter🙏🏽🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/TZ53R1FSJs— Zendaya (@Zendaya) April 12, 2017
He really did bring joy and laughter.
This hits home for Hughely, especially since Murphy's most recent work included a comedy tour, The Comedy Get Down Tour, featuring Hughely, Eddie Griffin, and George Lopez.
Damn, sorry to hear about my friend Charlie Murphy. He took a chance on a young director in The Player's Club. Always made me laugh. RIP pic.twitter.com/yChjFtSDH4— Ice Cube (@icecube) April 12, 2017
They were also Are We There Yet? co-stars.
We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time . Charlie Murphy RIP. pic.twitter.com/AAwItp5AJC— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) April 12, 2017
His death is hitting Rock hard.
Charlie Murphy was such a kind, sweet, funny man. Damn. Incredible talent, even better man. RIP ❤— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) April 12, 2017
Based on many tweets, including Union's, Murphy was truly a good man.
His "comedy gifts" will never be forgotten.
Rest In Peace Charlie Murphy 🙏🏾— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) April 12, 2017
Simple, yet meaningful.
LL Cool J
This is the kind of man Murphy was.
"He was a HABITUAL line-stepper..."— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 12, 2017
RIP Charlie Murphy, whose storytelling was hilarious and unforgettable.
And he left some memorable quotes behind.
Had the pleasure of working with @charliemurphy a few years ago on a movie. He was so kind and hilarious. Prayers to his family. ❤— Jana Kramer (@kramergirl) April 12, 2017
His kindness didn't go unnoticed.
A "gifted storyteller."
Don't need a jet plane when you have a seat at Gods table. RIP Brother Charlie Murphy. pic.twitter.com/SZFgVuYoy4— Eddie Griffin (@EddieGriffinCom) April 12, 2017
An emotional tweet, for sure.
Murphy left quite the mark, didn't he?