We were shocked to report that Charlie Murphy died at 57 years old after a battle with leukemia.
Apparently, those who worked with the actor were just as taken back by the tragedy — because they had no idea he was even battling cancer.
Production sources on the show Power told TMZ that Charlie, who played a prison guard on the Starz drama, kept his illness extremely private and never spoke about it to anyone on set.
Family sources said Eddie Murphy's brother only shared his diagnosis with very close friends and family members, as he did not want his condition to define him.
But even family members who were privy to the illness were reportedly shocked when he passed away, as they weren't aware just how dire Murphy's situation was.