Bernie Mac Is Dead


Bernie Mac Photo Credit-Lisa O’Connor/ZumaPress.com

August 9, 2008 – Bernie Mac died early today at Northwestern Memorial hospital in Chicago, IL., of complications due to pneumonia. The Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor and comedian was 50-years old.

In 2005 Mac publicly disclosed that he suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body’s organs. He has repeatedly said the condition went into remission in 2005. He recently had been hospitalized and treated for pneumonia.

Mac had starring roles in “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Bad Santa,” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” and “Transformers.”

Staffers of this blog first saw Bernie Mac in 1986 at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. He was substituting as the host for Def Comedy Jam for Martin Lawrence who was sick. On that same show was a young comedian with processed hair by the name of Bill Bellamy.

Bernie Mac ripped the stage up with his comedy that night. His fame came late in his career but early enough for him to star in movies, HBO Specials and a critically acclaimed syndicated television series named after him which aired more than 100 episodes from 2001 to 2006.

Rest In Peace Bernie Mac.

What are your thoughts and/or memories of the “Mac Man?”

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4 Responses to “Bernie Mac Is Dead”

  1. DR R. K. FARLEY JR. Says:

    BERNIE MAC WILL BE TRULY MISSED, FOR HE WAS AN ENDEARED MAN OF COMEDY . THE WORLD WILL MOURN THE LOSS OF ANOTHER REALITY OF JOY AND LAUGHTER.

  2. Mr. Bromont Says:

    Bernie Mac could do something for me that medical research says is very good for a lot of people [the joy of laughter]. He will be missed by me greatly because there were times I am mad or down in a bad mood or sad mood and watching and listening to Bernie Mac would make me feel so much better. The brother knew how to make you laugh with rational reality to his comedy. I am so sad that he has passed away. His legacy will live on with me thanks to DVDs. Peace and blessings be with you Bernie Mac and thanks for making this brother feel better with the way you could get me to laugh and forget about things that were bad and sad for me at times. Thanks Bernie Mac

  3. Mr.ZubeFake Says:

    Thanks for all the laugh in the Madagasca II

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