16 items from 2017
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
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
"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, Chappelle's Show star and older brother of actor and comedian Eddie Murphy, has died at age 57 after a long battle with leukemia. His publicist confirmed the sad news to The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday, and Eddie remembered his brother in a statement later that day. "Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie, the Murphy family said. "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 became a household name during the 2000s thanks to his "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Story" sketches on Dave Chappelle's Comedy Central skit show, which detailed his hilarious and ridiculous stories of »
- Brittney Stephens
"I'm Rick James, bitch!" With those four words, Chappelle's Show made its mark as one of the most popular comedy programs of all time and spurred what many believe is the first viral sketch comedy video. And it was all thanks to Charlie Murphy. The brother of Eddie Murphy and fellow comedy star, who recently died at age 57, made several appearances on Dave Chappelle's now-cult '00s R-rated sketch series, playing characters and also narrating and appearing in a recurring segment titled Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories, in which he recalls his real-life encounters with celebrities in the '80s while Dave plays them. One of »
The Hollywood community is in mourning once again, after losing another beloved actor and comedian. Charlie Murphy, the older brother of legendary comedian Eddie Murphy and star of the iconic comedy series Chappelle's Show, has passed away at the age of 57. Murphy's manager confirmed that he died from Leukemia earlier this morning in a New York City hospital, where he was undergoing chemotherapy.
TMZ reports that the actor's death comes as an absolute shock to his family, since they had thought he was improving. The site says that his family would call him frequently, and that he would even joke that they were calling him too much. It hasn't been confirmed how long he had been undergoing chemotherapy treatment for, before his death.
A manager for Murphy tells Et that the comedian died Wednesday morning at New York Presbyterian Hospital from leukemia. His death was unexpected.
Murphy was 57 years old.
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On Wednesday, the Murphy family sent out a statement, thanking fans for their support.
"Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie," the statement reads. "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."
The late comedian's last tweet was on Wednesday morning, inspiring his fans to work hard.
Murphy recently toured with Cedric the Entertainer, [link »
Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy, a Chappelle's Show star and an accomplished comedian in his own right, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 57. Murphy's publicist confirmed the comedian's death to Rolling Stone, adding that the cause of death was leukemia.
"Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie," the Murphy family said in a statement. "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. »
Actor, comedy writer and comic Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy, has died at age 57. Charlie passed away after battling leukemia, his rep told E! News Wednesday. The performer was known for his appearances on Chappelle's Show, in which he played characters such as Buc Nasty and Rodney "Quills" Dinkin and also narrated the Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories segment. In one, he recalled a story about Prince, played by Dave Chappelle. Another featured Dave as Rick James and is considered one of the most iconic Chappelle's Show moments and made the series extremely popular. (warning: Clips contain offensive »
Charlie Murphy, an actor and comedian who shot to prominence after hilarious performances in several iconic “Chapelle's Show” sketches, died Wednesday from complications from leukemia, TMZ reported. Murphy, the older brother of comic legend Eddie, co-wrote some of his more famous sibling’s movies, including “Norbit” and “Vampire in Brooklyn.” But Charlie Murphy is best known for his “C! True Hollywood Stories” sketches on Dave Chapelle’s mid-2000s Comedy Central show, where the two of them hilariously reenacted experiences the Murphy brothers had with celebrities including the late Prince and Rick James. The James skit, which involved the »
- Matt Pressberg
Murphy died from leukemia on Wednesday, said Nati.
"Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie," the Murphy family said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "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 »
- Ryan Parker
Charlie Murphy, Eddie's older brother, and a very successful and popular stand-up comedian in his own right has died ... TMZ has learned. According to Charlie's manager, he died from leukemia Wednesday morning in a NYC hospital. He'd been going undergoing chemotherapy. Family members tell us they're absolutely shocked because they thought he was getting better. We're told the family would call him frequently, and he'd even joke they were calling too much. Charlie famously co-starred »
- TMZ Staff
In an interview with Gayle King for CBS This Morning, the veteran comedian admitted that it hurt to see Key & Peele use the sketch comedy format he "fought hard" to establish while working on Chappelle's Show without any acknowledgment. The Comedy Central series gained popularity years after Chappelle's Show went off the air, and creators Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have cited Chappelle as a comedy influence in the past.
"I'm a fan of their show," he clarified, before adding, "When I did »
- Meena Jang
So good to have Dave Chappelle back!
The Chappelle's Show star, who famously took a long hiatus from comedy after three seasons with the Comedy Central series, has two new Netflix stand-up specials debuting the same night, on March 21.
Watch: Dave Chappelle Gets Candid About Election Results, Kills Off Old 'Chappelle Show' Characters in 'SNL' Hosting Debut
In the Nsfw trailer for the two sets, which were filmed in March 2016 in Los Angeles and April 2015 in Austin, Texas, respectively, the 43-year-old comedian addresses his long break, and does not shy away from controversy -- discussing police violence against black people, Isis, and the O.J. Simpson murder case, in what appears to be a true return to form.
Watch the Nsfw (language) trailer below.
Watch: The Internet Can't Stop Talking About How Jacked Dave Chappelle Looked at the NBA Finals
Can't wait to see the whole thing!
For his new specials, Chappelle reunited »
[[tmz:video id="0_t7n72j9y"]] If we told you Kevin Durant got straight balled up by "Chappelle's Show" star Donnell Rawlings there's no way you'd believe us right? We didn't think so ... Turns out it Totally happened ... and Donnell not only told the tale to TMZ Sports when we got him out at the Hollywood Improv Tuesday night -- he also provided Video Evidence! It went down at a charity game in DC a few years back when Rawlings stole the ball from Kd, »
- TMZ Staff
Looks like Selena Gomez and The Weeknd are enjoying low-key get-togethers.
The rumored couple was spotted at Tenant of the Trees, a club in Silver Lake, California, on Thursday night. Although the two didn't pose for a picture together, The Weeknd did strike a pose with the club's designer and co-owner, Reza Fahim, while Gomez was spotted in a picture with DJ Allie Teilz. Teilz was also tagged in Fahim's Instagram photo with The Weeknd.
Watch: Selena Gomez Steps Out Smiling While Listening to The Weeknd's 'Starboy' Album
An eyewitness tells Et that Dave Chappelle and John Mayer were also at the star-studded club on Thursday night, where they treated the crowd to an impromptu jam session. Chappelle arrived at the club around 1 a.m., the eyewitness says, with Mayer joining him a half hour later and keeping the bar open until 3 a.m. At one point, Chappelle tried to hand the mic to the "Starboy" singer »
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