Matthew Simmons

The actress and ex-wife of Eddie Murphy remembered her friend and former brother-in-law with a sweet Instagram post. 

Apr, 13, 2017

On Wednesday, Charlie Murphy, actor and comedian known for his work on Chappelle's Show, passed away at the age of 57 after battling leukemia. The loss was felt by many with fans, friends, and celebrities sharing their thoughts and tributes to the late comic. 

Nicole Murphy, ex-wife of Charlie's brother Eddie Murphy, shared a poignant post Wednesday night, remembering the comedian as a "ball of energy."

"Charlie had this amazing laugh that would make you start laughing. You knew when Charlie was in the house because there was a ball of energy that would be swirling around the room. Thank you Charlie for blessing me with all the funny moments that we shared. You will be truly missed."

Nicole and Eddie Murphy were married for 12 years. The couple have five children together. 

Wednesday night, Eddie released a statement on behalf of the family, thanking everyone for their prayers and requesting privacy. 

"Our hearts are heavy with the loss today 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."