News of Charlie Murphy's death quickly made its way through social media on Wednesday morning, as friends and fans in Hollywood shared their condolences on Twitter.
The comedian -- and older brother of Eddie Murphy -- died in a New York City hospital after a battle with leukemia. According to TMZ, his manager said he had been going through chemotherapy. He was 57.
Murphy frequently wrote for and appeared on "Chappelle's Show," did voice work for "The Boondocks," and was set to play a prison guard on the upcoming fourth season of "Power" on Starz.
We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time . Charlie Murphy RIP. pic.twitter.com/AAwItp5AJC— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) April 12, 2017
Rest in Peace Charlie Murphy. Thanks for the laughs. You will be missed. https://t.co/TI5t9Ri4Ew— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) April 12, 2017
Charlie Murphy was such a kind, sweet, funny man. Damn. Incredible talent, even better man. RIP ❤— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) April 12, 2017
Just came out of meditation and learned that one of my friends and my biggest comedy idol passed. Damn I loved Charlie Murphy ❤❤❤❤🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) April 12, 2017
R.I.P Charlie Murphy 👼🏾 pic.twitter.com/xSak8oLnaZ— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) April 12, 2017
Rest In Peace Charlie Murphy— Michael Christmas (@MickeyChristmas) April 12, 2017
Rest in paradise Charlie Murphy. 🙏🏾— Raekwon Da Chef (@Raekwon) April 12, 2017
Darkness. Goodbye Charlie. Damn. https://t.co/BwItaxj6JR— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) April 12, 2017
Rest well Charlie Murphy. Thanks for one of the greatest comedy sketches in the history of time and space. pic.twitter.com/KHz1MqGjci— Travon Free (@Travon) April 12, 2017
NO! Charlie Murphy is one of the greatest storytellers I've ever heard in my life! My heart goes out to his family and all who loved him! https://t.co/UqWRBqFrxT— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) April 12, 2017
Rest In Peace to the legend that is Charlie Murphy, thank you for always bringing us joy and laughter🙏🏽🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/TZ53R1FSJs— Zendaya (@Zendaya) April 12, 2017
Charlie Murphy was a great man. God bless, we already miss you.— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) April 12, 2017
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