Comedians Pay Tribute to Charlie Murphy

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The comedy world is mourning the loss of fellow comedian Charlie Murphy after the comic and actor died of leukemia Wednesday.

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Murphy, who has been doing stand-up comedy for more than 20 years, starred on Chappelle’s Show and brought his own brand of storytelling to his stand-up shows.

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Comics, such as Chris Rock and David Alan Grier, shared their thoughts and condolences for Murphy on social media:

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Spike Lee, Ice Cube and others who knew the comedian also remembered the man who made pancakes and blouses famous:

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Even the Department of Defense saluted the former Navy man:

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Murphy’s last tweet posted Tuesday was very telling:

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Do what Charlie Murphy says.

Bye, Kinja! It's been fun (occasionally).

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joelosito
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This may not be the time or place, but with Charlie dying from leukemia, it is only fitting. We are currently fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to try and fund the research that will eradicate this horrible disease. We should not still be losing the fight to cancer and if anyone can spare even $1 we would appreciate the support. LLS funded over 40% of all new oncology drugs since 2015, and your support would directly benefit blood cancer patients, and life saving research.

RIP Charlie, and thanks for everyones support of LLS

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