Dave Chappelle & John Mayer Dedicates Song to Charlie Murphy
Charlie Murphy (older brother of Eddie Murphy) performed as an A+ comedian and actor for years and even
wrote movies and lended his voice talent to several animated movies. He died this past Wednesday at the age of 57, from what sources say was a nasty battle with Leukemia. He is well-known for his role and hilarious skits on the Dave Chappelle Show. His talents and grace will be missed all over the world.
Dave Chappelle Says Goodbye
Funny man and victim of the Elite, Dave Chappelle paid a tribute to Charlie while at a John Mayer concert on Wednesday night in Ohio. Dave took the mic and said these words to the crowd:
“Today, I got some terrible news. My good friend, Charlie Murphy passed away this morning, and everybody in comedy is heartbroken”
Dave then went on to talk about a song that Mayer recently played at a small show in Los Angeles. Chappelle described how this song “reminded me of my friend, Charlie Murphy, our friend, Charlie Murphy.” Mr. John Mayer then went into a very tearful rendition of “You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me.”
Even the Celebs are Fans of Charlie (Not Themselves)
Celebrities from the old and new have been tweeting and talking about Charlie Murphy’s death. Fellow celebs such as Wendy Williams, Gabrielle Union, and Paul Mooney have sending condolences and prayers. Even Chris Rock sent out this tweet:
ICYMI: “We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time . Charlie Murphy RIP.” https://t.co/Z62Q1stif2
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) April 14, 2017
Sources say that Eddie Murphy has gone into seclusion to properly mourn his brother’s death. However, the Murphy family has released a statement to the media that sums up to this “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.” Charlie the loved comedian loved working but he loved his kids more. After every gig, he would run right home to his kids, sources say.
We know the veteran funny man in Hollywood will missed by many and his talents will remain a staple in comedic history.