Published: Sat, April 15, 2017
Life&Culture | By Ted Wilson

Dave Chappelle And John Mayer Honor Charlie Murphy With Touching Melody

Dave Chappelle And John Mayer Honor Charlie Murphy With Touching Melody

Mayer brought Chappelle on stage towards the end of his concert, before his encore performance of "You're Gonna Live Forever in Me".

Comedian Charlie Murphy died Wednesday at age 57, his publicist says, after battling leukemia.

John revealed Charlie had coined his favourite phrase, "habitual line-stepper", in his regular True Hollywood Stories segments on Chappelle's Show, while Dave then shared a amusing story about another late star, Prince.

In one sketch, Mr. Murphy portrayed singer Rick James as an impulsive big-mouth who keeps spouting, "I'm Rick James, (expletive)!"In another skit, Prince is at first mocked for his frilly shirt but then shows his slick moves on the basketball court".

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As John began to play, Dave said, "RIP, Charlie Murphy". "John, if you would, there was a night, maybe four months ago, where we were at Hotel Café in L.A.", Chappelle said.

Murphy, the older brother of comedy icon Eddie Murphy, made eight appearances on the comic's famed Comedy Central program, Chappelle's Show.

In the fan-favorite series of sketches known as "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories", which Mr. Murphy helped write, he would spoof himself, regaling viewers with stories of his encounters with such celebrities as Rick James and Prince.

Chris Rock, who directed Murphy in the cult favorite, CB4, posted on social media: "We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time". After Chappelle's Show, Murphy continued to tour and appear in numerous films and TV projects. Murphy died the same day. His more recent works included the TV shows Are We There Yet? and Power, a crime drama that airs on Starz.

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