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Several hours after news surfaced of Charlie Murphy’s tragic passing, his younger brother, Eddie Murphy, spoke out.

The family released a statement late Wednesday that read:

“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.”

Charlie died on Wednesday morning following what appears to be a very private battle with leukemia. He died in a hospital in New York City. According to reports, the family was shocked by the news because they thought he was on the verge of getting better.

The comedian, however, was well enough to post one last and final tweet before he passed. The message, that will literally give you chills, read: “One to Sleep On: Release the past to rest as deeply as possible.”

Just one day prior, the 57-year-old wrote: “Rise & Grind: Wake up with the rising sun and seize the day!”

RIP, Charlie.


CodeBlack Could Redeem Itself With New Omar Epps, Paula Patton Flick



No shade to CodeBlack Films, but it’s last flick, All Eyes On Me, was kind of a disaster. From the poor ratings and reviews, to stars like Jada Pinkett Smith and 50 Cent slamming the film, folks just weren’t feeling it.

But that may all change with their new movie Traffik. The action-packed thriller slated for theaters April 27, 2018 stars Omar Epps, Paula Patton and Laz Alonso, and it looks pretty darn good.

Peep the trailer below.

In the film, Brea (Paula Patton) and John (Omar Epps) are off for a romantic weekend in the mountains. Isolated at a remote estate, the couple are surprised by the arrival of two friends, another couple, Darren (Laz Alonso) and Malia (Roselyn Sanchez). Just when the weekend starts to get back on track, a violent biker gang turns up and begins to torment them. The foursome are forced to fight for their lives against a gang who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.

The film is written and directed by Deon Taylor. Patton is also a producer.

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