What Happened to Charlie Murphy’s Wife Tisha Taylor Murphy? Facts About Her

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What Happened to Charlie Murphy’s Wife Tisha Taylor Murphy? Facts About Her

Tisha Taylor Murphy was the wife of the late American comedian, actor, and writer Charlie Murphy (aka Charles Quinton Murphy). Her husband was widely known as a writer and cast member of the comedy central sketch-comedy series Chappelle’s show.

Coming up to the year 2022, it has already been more than a decade since Charlie’s wife, Tisha left the world. Not only Tisha but her beloved husband Charlie also died eight years after his wife’s demise. So, let’s know what was the cause of her death. What disease did Charlie Murphy have?

Well, today, in this article, we will explore everything you need to know about Tisha.

Tisha Taylor Murphy’s Childhood and Birth Details   

Tisha was born Tisha R. Taylor on September 9, 1969, in New Jersey, USA under the birth sign Virgo. As she rose to prominence being a celebrity wife so very little is known about her family background.

However, it is certain that Murphy spent most of her early life in her hometown, New Jersey. As of 2022, she is no longer alive in the world as she took her last breath back in the year 2009 at the age of 40.

Besides, Murphy belonged to the African-American ethnicity and was American as per her nationality.

What Did Tisha Taylor Murphy Do For A Living?

Apart from her recognition as comedian Charlie’s wife, there is no information regarding Tisha’s professional life. She was completely private about her inner life so, it is obvious that she never spoke about her career as well.

But, on the other hand, her late spouse Charlie was a known face in the American Entertainment Industry. He began his career playing a minor character in several movies in the late 1980s and early 1990s. After working on many projects, he eventually gained international attention as a recurring performer on Chappelle’s Show.

Later Murphy also worked as a writer and actor in numerous TV movies and films. Apart from being a writer and an actor, Charlie was a voice-over artist. He provided his voice for Spock on the G4TV’s Star Trek 2.0 shorts, and the dog in his younger brother Eddie Murphy’s film Norbit.

Tisha Taylor Was Wife To Her Husband Charlie Murphy For 12 Years: Their Marriage 

As for their wedding, Tisha tied the knot with her actor husband Charlie in the month of August 1997. Their marital life was beautiful and as per her spouse Charlie, the duo was perfectly fit for each other. Talking about his relationship with Tisha, Charlie once said,

“We fit, “I don’t believe that you can meet another person that fits just like that. She wasn’t even another person. She’s a mirror, you know what I mean.

Sadly, the two were still together until Taylor’s death in 2009. They together lived as a husband-wife for almost 12 years. Throughout their marital relationship, no news of their fight or breakage in their marital life surfaced in the media. Instead, the late duo together stood like a rock in each other’s thick and thin.

How Did Tisha And Her Husband Charlie Meet?

Tisha actually came across her future husband Charlie on a boat while having her dinner with friends.

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Tisha Taylor Murphy with her husband Charlie

In an exclusive interview with BET, Murphy’s husband told that it was love at the first side for him,

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.

And they fell in love instantly. In the same interview, the late comedian revealed the two, “drove straight to my brother’s house. 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.’ ”

The rest is history!

She Was A Mother Of Two Kids 

From her marriage to her beloved husband, Tisha Taylor Murphy became a mother of two children. She gave birth to her first-born son named Xavier Murphy on June 18, 1999. As of 2022, their son is 23 years of age.

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Tisha Taylor Murphy with her son and husband

Likewise, her daughter Eva Murphy was born in the year 2006. While her exact birth figure is unknown, she was 11 years of age when her father Charlie Murphy died in 2017. Coming up to the year 2022, Tisha’s only daughter is probably a high school student.

Tisha Taylor Murphy Died At The Age Of 40; Her Cause of Death  

In 2009, Charlie Murphy’s wife, Tisha left the world. Two years before her death in 2007, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer and her diagnosis shocked the whole family. In an interview, her spouse Charlie said he was heartbroken when his then-wife told him about her fatal disease.

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.

He further told,

You become a different person from the moment you hear those words. A young woman like that — don’t drink, don’t smoke, don’t do drugs. I know people that’s ninety who do all of that.

Later on, Murphy fought cervical cancer for two years and lost her battle over it on December 14, 2009. She died while she was asleep at her home in New Jersey.

Tisha Arranged Her Own Funeral; Her Husband And Kids Were Hugly Impacted By Her Death

As per her husband Charlie, every arrangement required for the funeral was made by Tisha herself before her death. He said,

“She’s a very organized woman. When she died, all the arrangements had been made. She made her own arrangements.”

Tisha died but behind her, her husband and her children were left destructed. Regarding this, her spouse expressed his pain and said,

“I’ll always be grieving for my wife but she said: ‘Go on with your life. Find somebody that can make you happy.’”

Despite being in extreme pain from losing his beloved, Charlie tried his best to give everything to his children who were aged 10 and 4 when their mom died. He told,

“I’m trying to stay around, be around as much as possible, “I have a nanny, but the nanny is not mommy. … Daddy has to be there. I show up for my kids and my kids see me as much as I possibly can. Every morning, every night. I’ll cook for them myself. I don’t pay somebody else to do that. I’m aware of the fact that one day they are going to grow up and remember all these times.”

So, we can say though Tisha’s small kids lost their mother at a very young age, they always had a responsible and loving father at their side. After Tisha’s death, her husband never got married again though her last wish on her death bed was her beloved life partner’s re-marriage.

Tisha’s Husband Also Died 8 Years After Of Her Death: What Disease Did Charlie Murphy Have?

As said above, Charlie also died eight years after his wife’s demise at the age of 57 on April 12, 2017. He was battling leukemia and had been going through Chemotherapy at a New York City hospital. But sadly, he couldn’t survive and died on Wednesday morning in the hospital.

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Tisha Taylor Murphy’s husband Charlie Murphy

Charlie’s families were under the illusion that he was doing well with the ongoing chemotherapy treatment but his unexpected death shocked his children and other family members.

Tisha’s Net Worth

Though her profession was unknown, several media outlets have assumed her net worth to be around $1 million.

On the other hand, her famous husband Charlie Murphy had a fortune of $2.5 million at the time of his death. His major source of income was his successful entertainment career.