Usually “read it and weep” is said jokingly, but in the case of Charlie Murphy’s final tweet, we mean it literally: If you read it, you will weep.
Murphy, a comedian known for telling stories about Rick James and Prince on “Chappelle’s Show” and the brother of Eddie Murphy, died on Wednesday following a battle with leukemia. He reportedly kept his illness so under wraps that he didn’t even tell his co-stars on “Power.” Despite the secrecy, the final tweet from Murphy’s Twitter account speaks volumes.
Sent the night before he died, Murphy wrote, “One to Sleep On: Release the past to rest as deeply as possible.”
Murphy’s account supposedly sent out another tweet the next morning, but it was deleted. (It may have been scrubbed because it’s a quote misattributed to Abraham Lincoln.)
For whatever reason, the last tweet is Murphy’s message about releasing the past.
The comedian was consistently active on Twitter, regularly sending out inspirational messages starting with “Rise & Grind” and “One to Sleep On.”
He even recently posted a tribute to Prince, nearly a year after the musician’s death in April 2016.
One of the most popular “Chappelle’s Show” sketches was Murphy telling a story about getting smoked by Prince in basketball. As many fans are saying, good luck with the rematch in Heaven, Charlie.