On Wednesday afternoon (April 12), the world was rocked by the news of Charlie Murphy’s shocking death. The cause for the 57-year-old’s passing was due to a battle with leukemia and according to TMZ, Murphy passed away during a round of chemotherapy in New York City.
One of the comedic genius’ last tweets also administered a somber message:
One to Sleep On: Release the past to rest as deeply as possible.
— Charlie Murphy (@charliemurphy) April 12, 2017
The news prompted a wave of fond memories of Murphy from his iconic Chappelle’s Show skits to his roles in films like The Players Club, Harlem Nights, Jungle Fever and more. Those part of Murphy’s comedic world and the entertainment industry also voiced their condolences on social media.
“He was a HABITUAL line-stepper…”
RIP Charlie Murphy, whose storytelling was hilarious and unforgettable.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) 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
— Fabolous (@myfabolouslife) April 12, 2017
Today we lost a #RealOne. @therealcharliemurphy was a bad man and funny af. He was honest and straight shooter, no BS kinda dude, awesome Father and family man. Had a gregarious laugh that would make you laugh, he stood on his own 2 feet as a man and as a comic even in the shadows of the brother of one of the greatest to have ever done it. Listening to Charlie tell stories of his life was truly one of my greatest past times. It’s why I love this pic. Touring with him these past few years on the #ComedyGetDown was indeed an honor. Though I am sadden by your passing. I pray for all of your loved ones his children and that his soul Rest In Peace. Love you brother C.T.E
Rest In Peace to my dear friend @charliemurphy
— John Witherspoon (@John_POPS_Spoon) April 12, 2017
Charlie Murphy was a great man. God bless, we already miss you.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) April 12, 2017
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
A story from Charlie Murphy. Rest in peace, Sir. pic.twitter.com/GmR3RL7o9Z
— George Wallace (@MrGeorgeWallace) April 12, 2017
Terribly saddened … Charlie
— Paul Mooney (@PaulEalyMooney) April 12, 2017
Damn, sorry to hear about my friend Charlie Murphy. He took a chance on a young director in The Player’s Club. Always made me laugh. RIP pic.twitter.com/yChjFtSDH4
— Ice Cube (@icecube) 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
RIP Charlie Murphy
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) April 12, 2017
Damn RIP Charlie Murphy smh we took a major loss
— PNBROCK (@pnbrock) April 12, 2017
— Mike Epps (@TheRealMikeEpps) April 12, 2017
R.I.P Charlie Murphy 👼🏾 pic.twitter.com/xSak8oLnaZ
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) April 12, 2017
Rest in paradise Charlie Murphy. 🙏🏾
— Raekwon Da Chef (@Raekwon) 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
RIP CHARLIE MURPHY.
— Allan Kingdom (@ALLANKNGDM) April 12, 2017
— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) April 12, 2017
RIP to Charlie Murphy. Legend
— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) April 12, 2017
RIP Charlie Murphy
— RoJamesXIX 🇵🇦 (@RoJamesXIX) April 12, 2017
— godfrey (@GodfreyComedian) April 12, 2017
R.I.P Charlie Murphy 😔
— MARSHA AMBROSIUS © (@MarshaAmbrosius) April 12, 2017
Thanks for the unforgettable stories, Charlie Murphy. You’ll be missed. pic.twitter.com/BEdPM4sOO5
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) 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
RIP Charlie Murphy smh
— ROYCE (@Royceda59) April 12, 2017
Oh no. RIP Charlie Murphy.
— Gabby SidiBae (@GabbySidibe) April 12, 2017
This is a text message that Charlie sent us from a recent @comedygetdown Show @realdlhughley @cedtheentertainer ” Great seeing you guys and living the magic last night. Great show brothers!!!!! ( I’m heartbroken at the passing of our brother Charlie . In relationships you never want to leave anything unsaid , our conversations before shows and after shows we all told each other and Charlie how we felt ! Keep his family in your thoughts and in your prayers and keep a space for Charlie in you’re heart #Chingon I love you Charlie .#CHARLIEMURPHY 👊🏽
— LLCOOLJ. (@llcoolj) April 12, 2017
Damn. So sad. RIP @charliemurphy
— Official Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) April 12, 2017
Rest In Peace Charlie Murphy 🙏🏾
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) April 12, 2017