It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye: Stars Who Lost A Parent At A Young Age
Eddie Murphy’s tragedy and pain from his childhood actually helped influence his sense of humor. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Murphy’s parents divorced when he was young and a jealous girlfriend killed his father, who was a police officer, when the future comedic legend was eight years old. A year later, Eddie and his older brother Charlie were sent to live in foster care after his mother fell ill. It was during this time that he developed the sense of humor that would help him become a star.