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Chappelle salutes Murphy at Mayer concert

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    Dave Chappelle performs at the Essence Festival in New Orleans in 2014. Chappelle teamed up with John Mayer to remember late comedian Charlie Murphy at Mayer’s concert in Columbus, Ohio, on April 12. Murphy died the same day.

COLUMBUS, Ohio >> Dave Chappelle has teamed up with John Mayer to remember comedian Charlie Murphy.

Chappelle appeared on stage at Mayer’s Columbus, Ohio, concert on April 12 and told the crowd “everybody in comedy is heartbroken” about Murphy’s death from leukemia.

Chappelle told Mayer he was “a sight for sore eyes” after learning about Murphy’s death.

At Chappelle’s request, Mayer played his song “You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me” in tribute to Murphy.

Murphy was a performer on Comedy Central’s “Chappelle’s Show.” He was the subject of popular sketches in which Murphy retold his adventures with younger brother Eddie Murphy and celebrities like Prince and Rick James.

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