Eddie Murphy & Family Say Their 'Hearts Are Heavy' After Charlie Murphy's Death
Eddie Murphy's family is speaking up about the death of Charlie Murphy. Read their statement inside.
The sad news of actor/comedian/writer Charlie Murphy's sudden death hit everyone hard yesterday, and his younger brother Eddie Murphy and family are expressing their sadness over the heart breaking loss.
In a statement issued to press yesterday, the Murphy family said:
"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.”
Charlie lost his battle to Leukemia yesterday at the age of 57.
As one of the realist comedian's of our generation -- who did far more behind the scenes than many people realize -- the comedy community gave an outpouring of love and remembrances in his memory.
Swipe through the galleries below to see salutes from Cedric The Entertainer, Kevin Hart and more:
Wow....This is crazy. All I can say is RIP. Thank you for not only being a friend but for believing in me when I was young in this comedy game. Charlie Murphy did the rewrite for the first movie that I ever did called "Paper Soldiers"....His stories were legendary & unbelievable & heartfelt. I'm lucky to have know you and I'm even luckier to be able to say that I was a friend. You will be missed man. #RIPCharlieMurphy