Murphy, a comedian known for telling stories about Rick James and Prince on “Chappelle’s Show” and the brother of Eddie Murphy was pronounced dead on Wednesday following a battle with leukemia, report says.
He allegedly kept his illness so under wraps that he didn’t even tell brother and his co-stars on “Power.”
Despite the secrecy, the final tweet from the world’s famous stand-up comedian, Murphy’s Twitter account speaks volumes.
Sent the night before he died, Murphy wrote, “One to Sleep On: Release the past to rest as deeply as possible.”
One to Sleep On: Release the past to rest as deeply as possible.
— Charlie Murphy (@charliemurphy) April 12, 2017
Murphy’s account supposedly sent out another tweet the next morning, but it was deleted. (It may have been scrubbed because it’s a quote misattributed to Abraham Lincoln.)
For whatever reason, the last tweet is Murphy’s message about releasing the past.
Don't see the point of it being taken down aye. But damn RIP! pic.twitter.com/xMjFnTRdWE
— M (@markpeilua) April 12, 2017
The comedian was consistently active on Twitter, regularly sending out inspirational messages starting with “Rise & Grind” and “One to Sleep On.”
One to Sleep On: If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
— Charlie Murphy (@charliemurphy) March 6, 2017
He even recently posted a tribute to Prince, nearly a year after the musician’s death in April 2016.
Can't believe it's been almost a year!? RIP to the Purple One✊🏿 https://t.co/SvSO1WO49i
— Charlie Murphy (@charliemurphy) April 4, 2017
One of the most popular “Chappelle’s Show” sketches was Murphy telling a story about getting smoked by Prince in basketball. As many fans are saying, good luck with the rematch in Heaven, Charlie.
How Prince greeted Charlie Murphy when he arrived in heaven pic.twitter.com/L2HNDqx85e
— Chris Long (@ElvisMufasa) April 12, 2017