Celebrities far and wide took the time to pay tribute to the legendary late comedian, and all of them had a story about how amusing and kind he was.
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"Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie", the statement said. "John, if you would, there was a night, maybe four months ago, where we were at Hotel Café in L.A.", Chappelle said.
His recurring skit "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories", which recalled celebrity encounters he and his younger brother Eddie Murphy had with Rick James, Prince and others, became cult hits. His voice roles include animated TV series "The Boondocks" and "Black Jesus".
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Murphy rose to fame and was well-known for his appearances on Dave Chappelle's Comedy Central show.
MURPHY: As far as stand-up comedy, I got in the business later than most, yeah.
Mr. Murphy's wife of 12 years, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died in 2009 after battling cancer.
He also provided the voice of a dog in Eddie Murphy's film "Norbit" (2007), which he helped write.