Rappers and producers pay homage to Charlie Murphy.
News of Charlie Murphy's passing were met with shock Wednesday. Many hip hop artists as well as comedians took to social media to say farewell to a comedian who tapped into African American culture through his skits on Chappelle's Show.
50 Cent, Questlove, Nas, Mike Epps, Key!, LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Chris Rock, Russell Simmons and many others paid homage to the man who stepped out of his older brother Eddie Murphy's shadow. He will be remembered mostly for the "Hollywood True Stories" skit, where he told tall tales of partying with Prince and Rick James in the 80s. Even a sobered up Rick James was in on the joke.
Murphy died at 57 of leukemia. Check out what celebrities touched by his comedy had to say.
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
Damn. We lost another great one. My condolences go out to the Murphy family. #charliemurphy— Black Thought (@blackthought) 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
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
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