Comedian Charlie Murphy dead at 57

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Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comedy stand-up and performer in his own right, has died. (Chris Pizzello/Invision)

Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comedy stand-up and performer in his own right, has died.

Murphy died Wednesday in New York of leukemia, according to his representative, Domenick Nati. Murphy was 57.
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File video shows comedian Charlie Murphy greeting fans in New York in March 2012.


He was perhaps best-known for his appearances on "Chappelle's Show" on Comedy Central.

He collaborated with writing his brother's starring films "Norbert" and "Vampire in Brooklyn." He voiced roles in animated TV series that include "The Boondocks" and "Black Jesus."

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Murphy's feature films include "Our Family Wedding," ''King's Ransom" and "CB4."

He is credited with appearances to air later this year on the TV drama series "Power."

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