Charlie Murphy's Wife, Tisha Taylor-Murphy, Dies of Cancer

It's been a sad couple of days for Charlie Murphy and his family. The actor's wife Tisha Taylor-Murphy passed away last night in her sleep after years of struggling with cancer. She died in the Murphys New Jersey home. The couple had been married since 1997 and have three children together.

Charlie Murphy's wife Tisha Taylor-Murphy passed away last night (
According to, their publicist released the following statement: "Tisha Taylor Murphy, wife of comedian and actor Charlie Murphy, passed away peacefully on Sunday, with family at her side after facing the challenges of cancer for the past two years. The Murphy Family appreciates all the support they have received from friends and fans and requests privacy during this very difficult time."