Murphy was driving home on Freeway 33 after visiting friends when his Lexus swerved into the wrong lane and was hit by an oncoming car. The other driver was killed instantly and Murphy was badly injured, he was rushed to hospital but there was nothing doctors could do to reverse the terminal brain damage and internal bleeding.Police don't think drugs or alcohol were factors in the fatal crash. Followers of Eddie Murphy on Twitter have been suggesting that he was Tweeting while driving, and the distraction lead to the fatal accident.
Eddie Murphy, he was the best of us. R.I.P
Box office takes from Murphy's films make him the second-highest grossing actor in the United States. He was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984 and has worked as a stand-up comedian. He was ranked #10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.
Eddie Murphy was loved by many fans around the world, he will be remembered as one of the leading comedians of the last century. Thousands of fans have expressed their shock and grief on social networking websites such as Twitter, with famous people contributing and offering support to the friends and family as well. Lifelong friend Antonio Banderas Tweeted 'I can't believe he is really gone...a sad day for all of us'. Eddie Murphy was 50 years old.