Charlie Murphy

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Actor, Comedian (1959)
Fri Mar 06 2020
By   Manish Khanal

Charlie Murphy was a famous American actor, comedian, and writer. He is mainly famous as the writer and cast member of the Comedy Central sketch-comedy series Chappelle's Show and as the co-star of the sitcom Black Jesus

Charlie Murphy was born as Charles Quinton Murphy on July 12, 1959, in Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of Charles Edward Murphy and his wife, Lillian. His father was a transit police officer, and his mother was a telephone operator. His father died in 1969 when Charlie was just ten. Charlie also passed away in 2017.

Was Charlie Married or Single?

Charlie was a married man. He tied his knot with Tisha Taylor Murphy in 1997. There is not much information about the marriage as the wedding was held in a private ceremony, and only a few people attended the ceremony. The couple had two children from their marital relationship of twelve years. 

Charlie Murphy and his family
Image: Actor and Comedian Charlie Murphy along with his son and wife attending a function
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The love birds welcomed their first child, Xavier, soon after their marriage and had their second child, Eva. The couple was very much concerned about their child. However, the happy relationship could not last long. Charlie's wife, Tisha, left him alone in the world and passed away in 2009, losing her long battle with cancer. 

She was battling cancer for the last two years. In addition, the family received an ample sum of support from the public. More to that, Charlie had a child from a previous relationship with a Karate practitioner.

On the other hand, he was also close to his brother, Eddie Murphy's daughter, Bria Murphy and Zola Ivy Murphy.

What was Charlie Murphy Net Worth at the time of his Death?

Charlie Murphy had a net worth of $2.5 Million while his death in 2017. He accumulated most of his income through Comedy Central and an online comedy series Charlie Murphy's Crash Comedy. He sold a screenplay to Paramount for $150,000 in 1986

Charlie Murphy with Eddie Murphy
Photo: Charlie Murphy along with his younger brother, Eddie Murphy 
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His younger brother, Eddie Murphy, has a net worth of $160 Million which is similar to Lori Harvey's Step-father, Steve Harvey. He is among the famous top producers and directors whose films have grossed more than $5 Billion in Worldwide Box Office Collection. He has done much Voice over to date.

Charlie was part of Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas video game with the Voice of a pimp named Jizzy-B. In 2014–15, Murphy played Vic on the Adult Swim live-action show Black Jesus. More to that, he even had fifty-four credits for working as a actor.

Charlie Murphy died at the age of 57

Yes, you read that correctly. Charlie Murphy left all his loving ones and passed away on April 12, 2017, in New York City, New York. As per the news published by The Independent, Charlie died of Leukemia. The whole world mourned for a few days after his death.

Charlie Murphy died in 2017
Image: Charlie Murphy attending  his brother's Show
Source: Washington Post

Many could not believe that the person who was in the stage sharing laughs some days ago was no more. As Charlie started his career after serving in a Navy, there was nothing much left to achieve from what he started.

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