Comedian Charlie Murphy, the brother of Eddie Murphy, has passed away at the age of 57 after a long battle with leukemia.

 According to Murphy’s manager, he died in a New York City hospital.

Murphy was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. His childhood and his parents, Lillian and Charles Murphy, became fodder for his brother’s stand-up routines. Before Charlie Murphy’s own rise to fame, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1978 to 1983.