Charlie Murphy, responsible for the iconic Chappelle’s Show Prince skit, has passed away YouTube screenshot

Comedian Charlie Murphy tragically passed away earlier Wednesday at the age of 57.

Murphy had been undergoing treatment for leukemia in a New York City hospital.

But throughout his comedy career, he is famously known for sharing the apparently true, but obviously embellished story of how Prince schooled Charlie and his crew at some late-night hoops (NSFW):

We can only hope Charlie Murphy and Prince are playing basketball together right now.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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