Date: 21st June 2001
Fighting broke out at the premiere of EDDIE MURPHY's new movie - when the star didn't turn up.
Two fans started a violent scuffle after the comedian missed the premiere showing of dr Dolittle 2 (2001) in New York.
An onlooker says, "One just started punching the other in the face. There was blood everywhere. "
It later emerged that the star missed the bash to attend the funeral of his stepfather VERNON LYNCH - who died on Father's day (17JUN01). (IG&KL/WNV&WNTRE/ES)