Charlie had been going through chemotherapy and finally lost the battle. He died in a hospital in New York.
The entire family was thrown in to mourning as they greatly missed the comedian cum actor.
“Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie. Charlie filled our family with love and laughter and there won’t be a day that does by that his presence will not be missed.
“Thank you for the outpouring of condolences and prayers. We respectfully ask for privacy during this time of great loss for all of us.”