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Kevin Hart, Chris Rock Pay Respects to Late Charlie Murphy

Actor and comedian died Wednesday at the age of 57

As soon as news broke that actor and comedian Charlie Murphy died on Wednesday, tributes began to pour in on social media from people like Kevin Hart, Chris Rock and Spike Lee.

“We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time. Charlie Murphy RIP,” Rock wrote.

“Wow….This is crazy,” Hart posted on Instagram. “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.”

Murphy died Wednesday at the age of 57 from complications from leukemia.

Charlie Murphy, the older brother of comic legend Eddie Murphy, co-wrote some of his more famous sibling’s movies, including “Norbit” and “Vampire in Brooklyn.” But Charlie Murphy is arguably best known for his “C! True Hollywood Stories” sketches on Dave Chappelle’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.

Murphy was born in Brooklyn on July 12, 1959. He was married to Tisha Taylor Murphy for 12 years until her death in 2009, and the couple had two children together, in addition to Murphy’s child from a previous relationship.

See reaction tweets below.