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The late Charlie Murphy (who passed away on April 12), as well as Larenz Tate and “Hamilton” star Brandon Victor Dixon, are all new members of the cast of Starz’s hit drama series “Power” for its upcoming 4th season, which… Continue Reading → »
Darkness lives on ... thanks to George Lopez and D.L. Hughley! The comedians decided to get permanent tributes to their late friend, Charlie Murphy, Thursday night -- rolling into Fun City Tattoo in NYC to get Cm's famous nickname inked on their hands. Of course, Rick James gave Charlie the nickname back in the day -- and Charlie shared those stories during his "True Hollywood Stories" on "Chappelle's Show." Lopez and Hughley had been in NYC »
- TMZ Staff
On April 21, 2016, the world suddenly lost Prince Rogers Nelson and, to be honest, we’ve never quite been the same. From the hilarious faces the 57-year-old delivered during the Bet Awards to kicking Kim Kardashian off stage to his uncanny ability to blend social justice and music during pivotal moments like the 2015 Baltimore protests, few superstars remained relevant like Prince. Even one year after his unexpected death due to an accidental opioid drug overdose in his Minnesota home, Prince’s influence still reverberates. Here’s a look back at the year since his death and how his legacy lives on.
April 2016: President Obama, along with the rest of the world, mourned the death of Prince by calling him “a virtuoso instrumentalist, a brilliant bandleader, and an electrifying performer,” according to Rolling Stone.
The musician opened up about the death of little Rex Becerra, the son of his eldest daughter, Elisha, in a Facebook post.
“I recently lost my grandson Rex after turning just two weeks and one day old. We are tremendously proud of Rex,” he wrote. “In the short time on earth he left a lasting impression that our family will cherish.”
The family opened up about the death in a fundraising page with the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital, »
- Char Adams
Charlie Murphy was laid to rest in NYC and his memorial service looked like a comedy hall of fame. Dave Chappelle, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez, Eddie Griffin, Cedric the Entertainer, Donnell Rawlings and Neal Brennan all gathered to honor Charlie. Donnell and Neal worked closely with Charlie on "Chappelle's Show" and there were many callbacks to his hysterical work on the Comedy Central classic. For instance, Eddie Griffin captioned a pic from the service, "Darkness »
- TMZ Staff
Charlie Murphy was laid to rest on Wednesday, according to multiple social media posts from stars and family who attended the funeral service for the late comedian.
"Darkness is spreading… paying last respects to brother Charlie Murphy," Griffin wrote in a Twitter post with a picture of himself and others at the service.
The comedian, actor and older brother of Eddie Murphy died April 12 at the age of 57.
The late Murphy worked as a security guard for his »
- Ryan Parker
Charlie Murphy's family and friends gathered to lay the comedian to rest Wednesday evening and honor his life. Dave Chappelle, George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and more comedians gathered together to pay their respects in New Jersey. Murphy, 57, passed away last week after a battle with leukemia. Cedric shared a photo of the group on Instagram. "Tonite we joined Family n Friends to pay tribute and lay to rest our brother the Legendary #charliemurphy @neilbrennan @realdlhughley @georgelopez @eddiegriffin @donnellrawlings @davechapelle S/o @jaypharoah @affioncrockett #Capone #terryhodges #garfield," he captioned the picture. Donnell Rawlings also shared a photo of his friends paying »
Charlie Murphy‘s family and friends gathered in New Jersey on Wednesday evening to celebrate the late comedian’s life.
“Tonite we joined Family n Friends to pay tribute and lay to rest our brother the Legendary #charliemurphy,” Cedric captioned a group photo that also included Neal Brennan, Eddie Griffin, Affion Crockett, Donnell Rawlings and D.L. Hughley.
“We love you charlie Rip keep doing it big,” Rawlings captioned a different photo of the friends. »
- Karen Mizoguchi
Kevin Hart has signed on to star in the Universal comedy “Night School,” TheWrap has learned. The film will feature Hart as the leader of a group of misfits who try to get their Ged while taking adult classes. The project will see Hart reunite with Tim Story, who is in talks to direct the film after previously collaborating with Hart as the director of “Ride Along” in 2014. Also Read: Kevin Hart, Chris Rock Pay Respects to Late Charlie Murphy In addition to starring in the film, Hart will also serve as producer with Will Packer and share writing credit with. »
- Jeremy Fuster
Fans of the late Charlie Murphy will forever remember his hilarious anecdote about hanging out with an out-of-his-mind Rick James, hilariously re-enacted on “Chappelle’s Show”, and the star of that show honoured Murphy during a Wednesday night standup performance in Ohio. Murphy, who passed away Wednesday morning at age 57 after a battle with leukemia, […] »
- Brent Furdyk
This story originally appeared on EW.com.
Dave Chappelle stopped by pal John Mayer‘s concert in Ohio on Wednesday and used the opportunity to pay tribute to his friend Charlie Murphy, who died that morning after a battle with leukemia. Murphy memorably collaborated with Chappelle on his landmark Comedy Central show Chappelle’s Show, and the comedian was clearly affected by the loss when he stepped on stage at the end of Mayer’s Search for Everything show.
“Today, I got some terrible news,” Chappelle said. “My good friend, Charlie Murphy, passed away this morning, and everybody in comedy is heartbroken. »
- Christian Holub
Chappelle appeared onstage at Mayer's Columbus, Ohio, concert Wednesday night and told the crowd "everybody in comedy is heartbroken" about Murphy's death from leukemia.
Chappelle told Mayer he was "a sight for sore eyes" after learning about Murphy's death.
At Chappelle's request, Mayer played his song "You're Gonna Live Forever in Me" in tribute to Murphy.
Murphy was a performer on Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show. He was the subject of popular sketches in which »
- the Associated Press
Dave Chappelle stopped by his friend John Mayer's concert Wednesday night to show the love to a friend they just lost -- Charlie Murphy. Dave got onstage and praised Charlie for his friendship, comedy and storytelling. Then Dave told the crowd that Mayer's song, "You're Going to Live Forever in Me," always reminded him of his friend ... and Mayer performed it in tribute. Mayer and Dave also reminded the crowd just how funny Murphy »
- TMZ Staff
Dave Chappelle paid tribute to his “Chappelle’s Show” collaborator and co-star Wednesday night. The comedian showed up onstage at a John Mayer concert, where he took the mic to say a few words about Murphy, who died after a battle with leukemia earlier in the day. “My good friend, Charlie Murphy, passed away this morning, and everybody in comedy is heartbroken,” Chappelle said. The comedian then joined Mayer in a rendition of the singer’s song “You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me,” saying, “it reminds me of my friend.” Also Read: Charlie Murphy, Actor and Comedian, Dies at »
- Linda Ge
"My respect to his family — I'm thinking of all of you," Sandler said. "He was the sweetest guy to see and talk to, and we're all going to miss him very much."
"He just stood out, you just got so happy seeing Charlie, anywhere you saw him." added Sandler, somberly. "He was just a good, good person."
- THR Staff
Charlie Murphy was gracious to the end ... taking time for a fan weeks before his death. The pic was snapped March 11 at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Michael Brodie asked Charlie for a pic before boarding a plane for Newark, and Charlie was more than accommodating. Michael says Charlie was super nice. Turns out Charlie was in and out of the hospital, undergoing chemo but kept his illness secret to almost everyone. TMZ broke the »
- TMZ Staff
This story originally appeared on Essence.com.
As the world mourns and reflects on the life of Charlie Murphy, his last tweet offers a glimpse into life of the late comedian.
Murphy died after a battle with leukemia in New York City Wednesday. The actor, also the brother of Eddie Murphy, was a faithful tweeter. While it’s unclear if Murphy personally tweeted from his own phone, his account regularly sent out a tweet every morning and night. And in his last message to the world, Murphy appeared to be reflecting on the past.
One to Sleep On: Release the »
- Veronica Hilbring
[[tmz:video id="0_3abat4en"]] Damon Wayans has fond memories of Charlie Murphy -- none of which were more moving than the time they kissed on the neck. We got the 3rd eldest Wayans sibling Wednesday at Catch and asked for his favorite Charlie moment before his tragic passing this week. Damon doesn't skip a beat. Sounds like they were running through lines for Eddie Murphy's "Vampire in Brooklyn" -- you know, 'cause of the neck "kiss" -- but »
- TMZ Staff
In tragic news, comedian Charlie Murphy has passed away at the age of 57 after a battle with leukaemia.
While brother to famed comedian Eddie Murphy, it would be a mistake to simply refer to him as “Eddie Murphy’s brother”. Comedian, actor, and writer… Charlie Murphy was a man of many talents, who was perhaps best known as being part of the legendary Dave Chappelle skits “True Hollywood Stories with Charlie Murphy”.
In these mockumentaries, Charlie Murphy would regale viewers with bizarre tales experienced while living the life of fame, and fortune alongside his brother. These are the skits that taught us the Rick James slap, that cocaine is a “hell of a drug”, and made us bafflingly aware of Prince’s basketball skills, and extreme love for pancakes:
Losing Charlie Murphy is a big blow to the world of comedy. Many people (including this writer) thought Charlie was a »
- Jordan Jones
In memoriam of the life of comedian Charlie Murphy who passed away today, TV One will present two special airings of “Unsung Hollywood: Charlie Murphy,” scheduled tonight at 11 p.m. Et and Thursday, April 13 at 8 a.m. Et. In… Continue Reading → »
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