Charlie Murphy Hid Illness Secret from ‘Power’ Cast and Crew
CHARLIE MURPHY KEPT CANCER FROM ‘POWER’ CASTMATES
There is much to be said about television personality and brother of comedian Eddie Murphy. One thing that was a mystery to all is his battle with Leukemia. Charlie Murphy kept his battle with leukemia so private, most people who worked with him on “Power” had no idea he was sick.
Show producers — which stars 50 Cent — said they had no idea Charlie was dealing with cancer. We’re told he never told anybody on set and put in the work like everybody else.
Charlie played a prison guard named Marshal Williams on the show.
Family sources tell us Charlie only disclosed his cancer battle to very close friends and family members. It is said that he didn’t want his illness to define him.
Allegedly there were some family members who knew he was struggling but were shocked when he died … they didn’t know the situation was that desperate.
A rep Starz, where the show airs tells us, “Starz sends our deepest condolences to Charlie’s family and friends. He joined ‘Power’ for our upcoming season, and his talent shines in every scene. We were fortunate to have worked with him.”
He will be missed by many.