Honoring the life of Charlie Murphy with a performance of “You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me.”
Earlier this week, acclaimed actor and comedian Charlie Murphy sadly passed away at the age of 57 after battling Leukemia. While many have paid honor and tribute to Murphy, including the likes of Chris Rock, Mike Epps, Ice Cube, Paul Mooney and others, many were waiting for how Dave Chappelle would honor his longtime friend and collaborator.
Appearing onstage at John Mayer’s Columbus, Ohio concert last night, Dave Chappelle decided to pay a special tribute in the form of a song. After speaking to the crowd and expressing that “everybody in comedy is heartbroken” about Murphy’s death, Chappelle asked Mayer to perform a rendition of “You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me,” adding “rest in peace, Charlie Murphy. We love you, we love your comedy, we love your stories, and we love your spirit.”
You can watch Dave Chappelle and John Mayer’s tribute to Charlie Murphy above.