According to TMZ Comedian Charlie Murphy, the older brother of Eddie Murphy passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 57 from Leukemia.

Friends and family of the comedian are shocked at the passing of Murphy this morning as he seemed to be responding to treatment for Leukemia and was actually getting better.

The first time I had ever seen Charlie Murphy was the Rick James skit he did on Chapelle Show recalling memories he had when they first met. I honestly cannot remember a time when I laughed harder in my life. I was in complete disbelief that this could even be true. Of course Dave Chappelle took it to the next level but Murphy's commentary sealed the deal. Then came the Prince skit which Prince himself confirmed was true, and thankfully with modern technology these  skits will live on forever

I loved his big beaming smile just like his brother Eddie and his comedic timing something they both had in common, sadly the comedy world has lost another big talent. R.I.P.