He Had A Turbulent Childhood
At just three years old, Murphy’s parents got divorced and then at age five his father tragically died. His mother also became very ill during this period, leaving the two boys no option but to go into foster care for a year until their mother was fit to look after them.
Life wasn’t easy growing up, however, when Murphy was nine years old, his mother re-married Vernon Lynch. This ice cream plant foreman changed the family’s direction when he moved them to Long Island.