Comedian Charlie Murphy dies in New York at age 57: reports

April 12, 2017 NEW YORK (Reuters) – Comedian and actor Charlie Murphy died in his sleep at a New York hospital on Wednesday at age 57 after suffering from leukemia, according to entertainment media reports. Murphy, whose younger brother is “Coming to America” and “The Nutty Professor” star Eddie Murphy, was a cast member and sketch writer on Comedy Central’s “Chappelle’s Show.” “Thanks for the unforgettable stories, Charlie Murphy. You’ll be missed,” Comedy Central wrote on Twitter. The Brooklyn native also co-wrote and acted in some of his brother’s movies,…

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