Dave Chappelle, John Mayer Pay Touching Tribute to Charlie Murphy

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Yesterday, the world learned the tragic news that comedy icon Charlie Murphy had passed away at the age of 57.

Tributes to Murphy began pouring in from all corners of social media almost immediately, many of them from the late actor and standup's colleagues in the entertainment world.

But it wasn't until today that we learned of the manner in which Murphy's life was commemorated by his two most important collaborators: his brother, Eddie Murphy, and Dave Chappelle, the man whose sketch show helped make Charlie a household name.

It was on Chappelle's Show that Murphy shared the side-splitting tales of his encounters with Rick James and Prince, and it seems that like the rest of us, Chappelle still enjoys quoting the best lines with his friends.

Charlie Murphy in 2010

Of course, in Chappelle's case, his friends are A-listers like John Mayer, and when they quote Charlie Murphy, they do it on stage in front of 20,000 people.

Chappelle joined Mayer during a concert in Ohio last month, and the two of them reflected on Murphy's life and contributions to the world of comedy.

“Today, I got some terrible news,” Chappelle told the crowd.

Charlie Murphy in 2012

“My good friend, Charlie Murphy, passed away this morning, and everybody in comedy is heartbroken.”

Dave and John reflected on the highlights of Murphy's tragically shortened career (It's good to know we're not the only ones who still call people "habitual line-steppers."), and Chappelle asked Mayer to honor Charlie with a performance of "You're Gonna Live Forever In Me."

"Rest in peace Charlie Murphy," Chappelle said by way of introducing the song.

"We love you. We loved your comedy, we loved your stories, and we love your spirit."

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