Saturday, August 09, 2008

Bernie Mac Dies at 50


From AOL:

Bernie Mac, the actor and comedian who teamed up in the casino heist caper "Ocean's Eleven" and gained a prestigious Peabody Award for his sitcom "The Bernie Mac Show," died Saturday at age 50.

"Actor/comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago area hospital," his publicist, Danica Smith, said in a statement from Los Angeles.

She said no other details were available and asked that his family's privacy be respected.
The comedian suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body's organs, but had said the condition went into remission in 2005. He recently was hospitalized and treated for pneumonia, which his publicist said was not related to the disease.

To die so young is always a tragedy. He was my favorite comedian. The man was crude and crass but he put on a good show and always left me in stitches. My prayers go out to his family.

5 comments:

Ebony Intuition said...

r.i.p

H&S said...

This is sad. I just learned about his passing here on your blog. Bernie will be missed.

Regina said...

A tragic loss. His comedic genius will surely be missed.
RIP Bernie...

Dori said...

R.I.P Bernie Mac.

Angry African said...

I think I know what he would say to us and anyone he meets while on his new trip.

"I am not scared of you motherfuckers".

R.I.P. Mr Mac. The world is a less funny today.