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    Comedian Charlie Murphy dies at 57

    Charlie Murphy was perhaps best-known for his appearances on ‘‘Chappelle’s Show’’ on Comedy Central.
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    Charlie Murphy was perhaps best-known for his appearances on ‘‘Chappelle’s Show’’ on Comedy Central.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Murphy, older brother of Eddie Murphy and a comedy stand-up and performer in his own right, has died.

    Murphy died Wednesday in New York of leukemia, according to his representative, Domenick Nati. Murphy was 57.

    He was perhaps best-known for his appearances on ‘‘Chappelle’s Show’’ on Comedy Central. He collaborated with writing his brother’s starring films ‘‘Norbert’’ and ‘‘Vampire in Brooklyn.’’ He voiced a role in the animated TV series that include ‘‘The Boondocks’’ and also appeared in the comedy series ‘‘Black Jesus.’’

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    Murphy’s feature films include ‘‘Our Family Wedding,’’ ‘’King’s Ransom’’ and ‘‘CB4.’’

    He is credited with appearances to air later this year on the TV drama series ‘‘Power.’’