April 12 (UPI) -- Comedian and actor Charlie Murphy died Wednesday at age 57.
Murphy's publicist, Domenick Nati, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the Chappelle's Show alum died after a battle with leukemia.
Murphy came to fame as a writer and recurring performer on Chappelle's Show, which had a three-season run on Comedy Central. He memorably appeared with star Dave Chappelle in skits about Rick James and Prince.
Murphy also co-wrote Eddie Murphy's movies Vampire in Brooklyn and Norbit, and had roles on the Adult Swim series The Boondocks and Black Jesus. He will appear posthumously in Season 4 of the Starz series Power.
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
Murphy's wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died in 2009 of cervical cancer. The comedian is survived by Eddie Murphy, half-brother Vernon Lynch, Jr., and three children.