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Tisha Taylor, Charlie Murphy’s Late Wife: Her Tragic Death And What Happened Afterwards

Tisha Taylor was mostly known for being the wife of the late American actor and comedian Charlie Murphy. Charlie became famous after playing in numerous movies and TV shows. Murphy was also widely popular for being part of Chappelle’s Show.

Unfortunately, both Tisha and Charlie died after suffering from almost the same disease. Tisha died earlier and left a huge wound in Murphy’s life. After almost a decade, Tisha’s husband also left the world.

In this article, we will discuss their marriage and children. The recountings will also take a look at what life was like for Charlie and his children after Tisha’s death. In addition know all that there is to know about Tisha Taylor including her early life, her career, and even some more facts about her untimely death.

Tisha Taylor Early Life: Who Were Her Parents?

She was born on 9th September 1969 in New Jersey. Her full name was Tisha R Taylor. Tisha was very private and didn’t share much about herself with the media or the public. She never revealed the name of her parents although her parents-in-law were Charles Edward Murphy and Lillian Murphy.

The late wife of Charlie Murphy, Tisha Taylor
Tisha Taylor, the Late Wife of the late actor and comedian Charlie. Getty/WENN

Talking about her ethnicity, Taylor was African-American and had American Nationality. Likewise, Charlie was also African-American.

Tisha Taylor Popular In-laws

Tisha had two brothers-in-law named Eddie Murphy and Vernon Lynch. Among them, Eddie was the most popular one. Like Charlie, he is also an actor. Besides acting, he is also a comedian, writer, producer, and singer.

On the other hand, not many people have heard much about Vernon. He allegedly works as a Television producer.

What Did Tisha Taylor Do For A Living?

As mentioned earlier, Taylor was a very private person and she never disclosed much about her professional life to the media. As she hadn’t revealed her career, all we can do is assume that she was also involved in the entertainment industry like Murphy.

Tisha Taylor with her partner, Charlie
Tisha with her husband and comedian, Charlie

On the other hand, her husband, Charlie was a public figure and everyone knew about his professional life as he became famous through it. As said previously, Murphy was a comedian and actor. Besides, he was also known as a writer in the popular comedy show, Chappelle’s Show.

In total Charlie had played in 55 movies and TV series. Some of his most popular movies and shows are The Comedy Get Down, Meet the Blacks, Power, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Black Jesus.

Tisha’s Marriage With Charlie Murphy

Tisha and Charlie met each other on a boat and from the moment he saw her, Murphy knew she was the one. Speaking of that very moment during an interview the late comedian said,

For me, it was an instant. The first night I met Tisha was on a boat. She was having dinner with her friends. She didn’t know who I was, and I asked her to come with me. Her friends told her not to go. But she did.”

He continued,

“We drove straight to my brother’s house,” he told Black Doctor. “My mother was there. My stepfather was there. Eddie was there. They were all in the kitchen. I walked in and said, ‘This is my future wife.’”

After the former couple started dating, they had a very healthy relationship. For Murphy, it was unlike any relationship he previously had. The duo was very happy and grateful to have one another.

Eddie Murphy's brother, Charlie with his wife, Tisha Taylor
Tisha with her son and husband. Getty

Soon after their relationship started the lovers walked down the aisle in August 1997. As mentioned previously, they had a very healthy relationship and the media never heard much about their conflicts and disagreements.

Tisha Taylor’s Kids

Throughout their peaceful marital life, Tisha and Charlie shared two children. They had a son and a daughter named Xavier Murphy and Eva Murphy. At the time of Murphy’s death, Xavier was 18 whereas Eva was just 11 years old.

Tisha Taylor's kids with their father, Charlie
Charlie with his and Tisha’s children

After Tisha’s death, Charlie and the children were never the same. In an interview Charlie revealed,

“I’m not OK; you’re never really OK, you just learn to live with it, That’s something monumental, losing somebody that close in your life. It happened to my children and me, you don’t get used to [it] and you don’t get over it.”

Tisha’s husband also had a son from his previous relationship. As for his name, Murphy never talked about it with the public although at the time of Charlie’s death he was 31 years old.

Tisha Taylor’s Death

As we all know, Charlie’s wife passed away in 2009. At the time of Tisha’s death, her whole family was with her. The reason behind her death was cervical cancer.

Murphy found out about her diagnosis when he came home and discovered Tisha crying. In an interview, he talked about the situation and said,

“I came home and she’s in the kids’ room, crying. That’s when she told me. Cervical cancer. You don’t really grasp it. When the person tells you they’re going to die, you go crazy. You become a different person from the moment you hear those words.”

After Taylor’s death, Charlie was never the same and committed to staying single.

Tisha’s Husband Also Died

Sadly, Charlie left the world on April 12, 2017, at the age of 57. He died in Brooklyn, New York. Unfortunately, the reason behind his death was also cancer. He was diagnosed with leukemia.

Before he died, Murphy tweeted for the last time which made his fans very emotional. In the tweet, he wrote,

“One to Sleep On: Release the past to rest as deeply as possible,”

Many celebrities such as Mike Epps, Chris Rock, and Donnell Rawlings went to social media to express their grief and sorrow.

Tisha Taylor’s Net Worth

Talking about her net worth, Tisha was estimated to be worth around $4 million at the time of her death.

On the other hand, Charlie had an estimated net worth of $2.5 million which he earned through his successful career as an actor and a comedian.