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Beverly Hills Cop actor Eddie Murphy was honored during a Spike TV tribute focusing on his career and achievements.
Accompanied by the likes of Jamie Foxx, Tyler Perry, Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock and Kennan Ivory Wayans, the tribute took place on Saturday in the Saban Theater, Seattle Times reports.
Stars came together to retell their favorite stories of Murphy, including a favorite tale of Murphy spoofing legendary singer, Stevie Wonder.
Murphy spoke at the event, noting that he was “touched” saying, "I am a very, very bitter man.” He reportedly said with a smile, “I don't get touched easily, and I am really touched."
Tracy Morgan and Adam Sandler were also among the attendees honoring the Coming to America actor. Morgan referred to Murphy as his “comedic hero” while Sandler recalled the first time he saw Murphy do stand-up comedy. He told the crowd, "Everybody on the planet wanted to be Eddie…He's funnier than us. He's cooler than any of us."
According to E! News, Wonder made a surprise appearance, singing “My Cherie Amour.” Murphy jumped on stage to join Wonder in singing “Higher Ground,” which ended with a standing ovation from the crowd.
The Spike TV special entitled Eddie Murphy: One Night Only is set to air November 14.