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Comedian Charlie Murphy dies at 57: report

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  1. Charlie Murphy was born July 12, 1959, in New York. He spent six years in the U.S. Navy before launching his acting career.
  2. He was known to be protective of his younger brother, who was born two years after him.
  3. "We were so different that people would see us (and) be like, 'Y'all are brothers?'" Eddie Murphy said in a 2011 interview with Rolling Stone. "Charlie's like, extra, ultra-macho -- piranha, pit bulls, hatchets, axes, machetes. He has a black belt in karate. I got through a lot of school because the kids knew I was his brother. Nobody was (expletive) with me."
  4. Charlie Murphy was best known as a cast member on Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show," for all three of the show's seasons. He also spent five years voicing Ed Wuncler III on the animated show "The Boondocks" and appeared in nearly 30 films between 1989 and 2016.
  5. He most recently starred in Adult Swim's "Black Jesus."
  6. Charlie Murphy married Tisha Taylor Murphy in 1997. The couple was together until her 2009 death from cancer, according to MTV News. He is survived by three children.
  7. Friends, fans and fellow comedians took to social media to remember Murphy:
  8. Wow....This is crazy. All I can say is RIP. Thank you for not only being a friend but for believing in me when I was young in this comedy game. Charlie Murphy did the rewrite for the first movie that I ever did called "Paper Soldiers"....His stories were legendary & unbelievable & heartfelt. I'm lucky to have know you and I'm even luckier to be able to say that I was a friend. You will be missed man. #RIPCharlieMurphy
    Wow....This is crazy. All I can say is RIP. Thank you for not only being a friend but for believing in me when I was young in this comedy game. Charlie Murphy did the rewrite for the first movie that I ever did called "Paper Soldiers"....His stories were legendary & unbelievable & heartfelt. I'm lucky to have know you and I'm even luckier to be able to say that I was a friend. You will be missed man. #RIPCharlieMurphy
  9. Just got the news I'm heart broke 💔I took this picture always loving the relationship Charlie had with the guys. Rest in Paradise bro!!!! #charliemurphy #georgelopez #comedygetdown #samecameradifferenteye 📸 by @shannonmccollum
    Just got the news I'm heart broke 💔I took this picture always loving the relationship Charlie had with the guys. Rest in Paradise bro!!!! #charliemurphy #georgelopez #comedygetdown #samecameradifferenteye 📸 by @shannonmccollum
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