Bernie Mac dies at age 50

Bernie MacStand up comedian turned actor, Bernie Mac, passed away early today at a Chicago hospital  of complications due to pneumonia.  Publicist Danica Smith would not go into more detail. 

Best know for his role in Ocean’s Eleven and his critically acclaimed TV show The Bernie Mac Show, Bernie was very active in the African American community and was referred to as an ambassador of Chicago’s black community.

Oceans co-star George Clooney has been quoted to say “The world just got a little less funny”.

Mac is remembered by his wife of 34 years, and daughter Je’Niece.
Bernie Mac  1957 – 2008

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  1. josh • August 9, 2008 @ 8:50 PM

    Wow what a shame Bernie Mac was one of the all time greats at comedy i will miss his comedic talent very much

  2. PJ • August 9, 2008 @ 11:06 PM

    My sympathy to the family and friends of Bernie Mac. The black community has really lost an important part of itself.

  3. MD • August 9, 2008 @ 11:47 PM

    This came such a shock to me. He was a really great comedian- he always made me laugh in his movies. Rest in peace

  4. Bachard • August 10, 2008 @ 9:55 AM

    One of the best comedian in whole World, his is my favorate.

  5. Nancy • August 10, 2008 @ 5:13 PM

    Very sad to hear. Too young to die, definately. My condolences to his family.

  6. jack • August 11, 2008 @ 9:36 AM

    I don’t know why but it made me cry!
    First there was four, now there are three!
    One King has fallen, three still remain!
    A sad, sad day, for the loss of a king!

    Farewell to a King of Comedy, you will be missed. Let’s all give mister Mac one final round of applause .

  7. g • August 11, 2008 @ 10:09 AM

    Damn! A sad, sad day indeed. RIP Bernie. I know you have done a lot to make my crazy world a lot more funnier.

  8. Beast • August 11, 2008 @ 10:55 AM

    that sucks both Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes died this weekend, It is a sad, sad day for all that knew them. I will always remember them as the MacMan and the Singing Chef with all the answers,and the man who sang the theme song for Shaft. R.I.P.

  9. Spidey • August 12, 2008 @ 2:17 PM

    R.I.P. Bernie Mac…you did put a smile in my face and made me laugh with your flicks…

    You’ll be surely miss!!!

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