The world has been mourning the passing of comedian Charlie Murphy. The legendary comic passed away on April 12, following a battle with leukemia.

 

Of those who mourned the loss included Murphy’s comedic colleagues, such as Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, and his brother Eddie Murphy.

 

Releasing a statement on behalf of the family, Murphy says:


“Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle, and friend Charlie. Charlie filled our family with love and laughter, and there won’t be a day that goes by that his presence will not be missed. Thank you for the outpouring of condolences and prayers. We respectfully ask for privacy during this time of great loss for all of us.”

 

Rest in peace to Charlie and prayers to the family.
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About The Author Samantha Callender

Samantha Callender is a multimedia journalist whose work ranges from entertainment journalism to pieces highlighting social issues in multicultural communities. Samantha strives to find intersects between entertainment and social matters, believing that pop culture has the power to not only entertain the masses, but to educate them as well. Her goal when storytelling is to write pieces that serve as a catalyst to prompt dialogue and activism. Her work can be seen on VIBE, The Source, Jet Magazine, The Root, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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