TMZ reports that according to Charlie’s manager, he died from leukemia Wednesday morning in an NYC hospital. He’d been going undergoing chemotherapy. Family members tell us they’re absolutely shocked because they thought he was getting better.
Charlie is Eddie Murphy’s old brother and he co-wrote some of Eddie Murphy’s movies, like “Norbit” and “Vampire in Brooklyn.” He also co-starred in “Are We There Yet?,” “The Boondocks” and “Black Jesus.”
His wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died in 2009 from cervical cancer. They had 2 children, and he had another from a previous relationship.
Charlie died at the age of 57.