The younger brother of Eddie Murphy passed away on Wednesday, April 12th, in a New York hospital. He was 57 years old.
Although living in the brighter light of his older brother, Charlie made a name for himself, with frequent appearances on “Chapelle’s Show,” Harlem Nights and The Perfect Lady. He also co-starred in TV series like “Are We There Yet?” “Black Jesus,” “The Boondocks” and “Meet the Blacks.”
The news of his passing was conveyed by his publicist, who told TMZ that Charlie was undergoing chemotherapy in New York when he died. He suffered from Leukemia.
Rest well Charlie Murphy. Thanks for one of the greatest comedy sketches in the history of time and space. pic.twitter.com/KHz1MqGjci
— Travon Free (@Travon) April 12, 2017
Tommy Ford, better known as Tommy on the hit Sitcom “Martin,” has died. He was 52 years old.
Tommy’s family issued a statement confirming his death and asked for privacy.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved son, father, brother, husband, and friend Tommy Mykhal Ford. On behalf of the family, we would like to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming. Please respect the privacy of the Ford family during our time of grief.”
No cause of death was given.
Just days befire he died, Tommy gave an interview where he spoke about coming to terms with death.
Inwood (Long Island) Firefighter, Joseph Sanford Jr. won’t be where he belongs this Christmas. His family will miss him dearly.
The 17 year department veteran succumbed to his injuries sustained in a house fire 5 days ago in Inwood. Sanford was helping to battle a blaze in the house. He was standing in the kitchen of the home when the floor gave out from under him. He was unaccounted for for several minutes before his dept. brothers found him in the basement. He fought for his life for (4) days but ultimately passed away yesterday.
Sanford is survived by his wife and daughter but his family went way beyond those who were related to him, as many firefighters are feeling the pain caused by his loss.
His loved ones have started a gofundme.com page to raise money for his wife and daughter in their time of need.
Sanford was 43 years old.
It’s always sad when these things happen but when it happens during the holiday season, it seems to be particularly harder to handle. This EZKOOL writer has already donated to the Sanford family and I ask that you do too.
Any amount will help. If you find that you cannot afford to donate, that’s okay too. Please just share Joseph’s story on social media.
Thank You and Merry Christmas from all of us here at Ezkool.com