By Christian Carter, blackdoctor.org
The world just got a little less funny.
Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy, comedian, and one-of-a-kind storyteller, has died. He was 57.
Charlie’s most notable performances include the legendary sketches in Dave Chappelle’s, Chappelle’s Show and helping write his brother’s film Norbit. The older Murphy also starred in popular animated comedy The Boondocks and toured with notable acts like Eddie Griffin and Cedric the Entertainer. According to sources Murphy was battling leukemia and had been undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
TMZ also confirmed from Murphy’s manager that he passed away in a New York City hospital due to complications from the deadly cancer. He had previously been undergoing chemo treatment to fight the illness.
The talented funnyman had become a single dad after his wife died of cervical cancer.
Leukemia is cancer of the body’s blood-forming tissues, including the bone marrow and the lymphatic system.
Many types of leukemia exist. Some forms of leukemia are more common in children. Other forms of leukemia occur mostly in adults.
Leukemia usually involves the white blood cells. Your white blood cells are potent infection fighters — they normally grow and divide in an orderly way, as your body needs them. But in people with leukemia, the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells, which don’t function properly.
Treatment for leukemia can be complex — depending on the type of leukemia and other factors. Common leukemia signs and symptoms include:
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