Comedian Charlie Murphy dead at 57

Charlie Murphy poses at "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only," a celebration of Murphy's career at the Saban Theater on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Beverly Hills. (Chris Pizzello/Invision)

Comedian Charlie Murphy has died after battling leukemia, his rep confirmed Wednesday to ABC News. He was 57.

The successful stand-up comic and former star of the "Chappelle's Show," was also the older brother of comedic legend Eddie Murphy.
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File video shows comedian Charlie Murphy greeting fans in New York in March 2012.



Charlie Murphy rose to fame on Dave Chappelle's sketch show, where he would tell stories about his brother and other celebrities like Rick James that the duo used to hang out with.

Murphy was a New York City native and also was featured in other shows and movies like "Jungle Fever," "Night at the Museum" and "Lottery Ticket." His latest work was on the show "Power" on Starz.

As a comic, he also went on tour with greats like D.L. Hughley and George Lopez.

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