IN MEMORIAM: CHARLIE MURPHY

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C. Harlan

Connor Harlan, Editor-in-Chief

Yesterday, the world learned of the death of popular comedian and brother of Eddie Murphy, Charlie Murphy. The cause of death is reported to be Leukemia. Charlie was born in New York on July 12, 1959. Murphy worked as a boiler operator in the navy until 1983. Aside from scattered parts in movies during the 80s, Charlie had perhaps his most iconic parts in “Chapelle’s Show” in which he retold stories of escapades with celebrities like Rick James and Prince, often to backlash from said celebrities. Regardless, these sketches became iconic and gave birth to slew of memorable quotes. Murphy also had roles in Adult Swim shows like “The Boondocks” and “Black Jesus.” Murphy’s contribution to comedy has given us endless quotes and laughs, and he’ll be missed dearly in the world of Comedy.