On April 12th, comedian Charlie Murphy passed away after a long battle with leukemia. Murphy was known co-writing comedies like Norbit and Vampire in Brooklyn with his brother, Eddie Murphy, as well as touring the country with his fellow comedy legends on "The Comedy Get Down." Additionally, he also frequently appeared on Chappelle's Show, most notably in parodies of True Hollywood Stories. Remember this?
According to TMZ, Murphy's family was shocked by his passing, citing that the comic seemed to be getting better and was undergoing chemotherapy. The morning of his death, an inspiring final tweet was sent out from Murphy's Twitter account that may have indicated that the comic knew that he was about to pass.
One to Sleep On: Release the past to rest as deeply as possible.— Charlie Murphy (@charliemurphy) April 12, 2017
The perceptive tweet was not lost on Murphy's Twitter followers.
We can only hope that Prince and Charlie (and okay, Rick James, too) are sharing some pancakes and cracking some jokes up in heaven right now.