Charlie Murphy’s wife, Tisha Taylor-Murphy, lost her long battle with cancer and died in her sleep this past Sunday (Dec 13, 2009) in the couple’s home in New Jersey with their family at her side. The couple married in 1997 and have two children together. The older brother of Eddie Murphy, Charlie gained fame through his appearance on Chappelle’s Show.
Their publicist released the following:
“Tisha Taylor Murphy, wife of comedian and actor Charlie Murphy, passed away peacefully on Sunday, with family at her side after facing the challenges of cancer for the past two years. The Murphy Family appreciates all the support they have received from friends and fans and requests privacy during this very difficult time.”
Please keep the family in your prayers. It’s never easy to lose a loved one, and especially harder during the holiday season.