US comedian Charlie Murphy, the older brother of actor Eddie Murphy, has died of leukemia aged 57 yesterday, reports say.
Murphy starred on comedian Dave Chappelle's show and also appeared in films including Jungle Fever, Night at the Museum and Lottery Ticket.
He also co-wrote and appeared in some of his brother's films.
In a statement to Hollywood Reporter, the Murphy family said their "hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie".
According to the EFE news agency, Charlie Murphy arrived in Hollywood after working as a bodyguard for Eddie at the beginning of his career.
Moreover, other comedians and actors have been paying tribute on social media since the announcement of his adieu.