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Eddie Murphy's brother Charlie dead aged 57 after leukaemia battle

Eddie Murphy’s older brother Charlie Murphy has died at the age of 57 from leukaemia.
The standup comedian, who was also an actor, had been battling the blood cancer and getting treatment at the time of his death, his manager confirmed to TMZ.
Charlie had been going through chemotherapy and died in a hospital in New York.
Charlie seen at the premiere of Eddie's film Norbit in 2007 
Charlie and Eddie seen together in California 
Charlie was a successful standup comedian 
As well as a successful standup career, Charlie co-starred on Chappelle's Show with Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan.
He also appeared in Are We There Yet, The Boondocks and Black Jesus.
According to TMZ, Charlie's family were shocked by his passing as they thought he was getting better.
Charlie leaves behind his three children - two from his marriage to Tisha Taylor Murphy, who died in 2009 from cervical cancer, and his other from a previous relationship.
His friend Russell Simmons paid tribute to Charlie on Twitter, hailing him as his "biggest comedy idol".
Charlie co-wrote and starred in various TV series and films 
The two brothers seen together in 2012 
The last tweet sent from Charlie's account was a poignant quote by Abraham Lincoln.
"Rise & Grind: 'Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.' - Abraham Lincoln," it said.
The message was posted four hours before Charlie's death was announced.
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