Eddie Murphy’s older brother, Charlie Murphy has reportedly passed away at age 57 in New York City.

The successful comedian was battling with leukaemia and was undergoing chemotherapy. His manager has confirmed that Murphy passed away in hospital following his fight with cancer.

Murphy was best known for his performances on ‘Chappelle’s Show’ and also co-wrote movies with his brother, Eddie, including ‘Norbit’ and ‘Vampire In Brooklyn’.