*A who’s who of comedy giants gathered in New Jersey Wednesday night to pay their last respects to Charlie Murphy, a.k.a. “Darkness.”
Murphy, older brother to actor/comedian Eddie Murphy, died in a New York City hospital at 57 last week after battling leukemia.
Dave Chappelle, George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and Eddie Griffin gathered to pay tribute to Murphy’s life.
Cedric took to Instagram to help remember his friend. “Tonite [sic] we joined Family n Friends to pay tribute and lay to rest our brother the Legendary #charliemurphy…” he captioned his post.
Griffin’s tweet of the photo is captioned, “Darkness is spreading… paying last respects to brother Charlie Murphy.”
Darkness is spreading… paying last respects to brother Charlie Murphy. pic.twitter.com/JBqVD6vLZI
— Eddie Griffin (@EddieGriffinCom) April 20, 2017
Comedian Donnell Rawlings, also in the photo, posted his own angle with the caption: “We love you charlie RIP keep doing it big.”
Neal Brennan, who co-created and co-wrote for “The Chappelle Show,” took to Instagram as well after Murphy passed away. He wrote, “First stuff I ever officially directed were the Rick James and Prince stories. Dude [Murphy] changed my life. One of the most unique people I’ve ever met. So funny. So weird… Unforgettable dude. Really sad…”
In a statement to E! News, Murphy’s family wrote, “Our hearts are heavy with the loss of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie.
“Charlie filled our family with love and laughter and there won’t be a day that goes by that his presence will not be missed. Thank you for the outpouring of condolences and prayers. We respectfully ask for privacy during this time of great loss for all of us.”