Charlie Murphy dies from Leukemia at 57.
One of my favorite parts of the Chappelle Show was the Charlie Murphy stories. Everybody’s favorite was usually the Rick James story, but my favorite crazy ass story was the one he told about getting his ass kicked in a game of pickup basketball by Prince, of all people. After which, Prince made everyone pancakes!
I was so impressed by his performance on the show, that I searched out his standup work, and enjoyed that too. Charlie never became as famous as his brother Eddie, but that’s okay. He had developed a devoted niche following of his own, and sometimes that’s alright.
We’re gonna remember you, Charlie!
“He’s a habitual line-stepper!”