View Full Version : Bernie Mac dies at 50

08-09-2008, 10:26 AM
South Sider, comedian Bernie Mac dies at 50 (http://www.suntimes.com/index.html)

Sun-Times Exclusive:

Comedian Bernie Mac died at Northwestern Memorial hospital early Saturday morning, according to Sun-Times Columnist, Stella Foster. He was 50. Though the cause of death has not been confirmed, Mac had been hospitalized recently for pneumonia. Foster said she received calls early Saturday from a close friend of the Mac family, confirming the reports.

Fox news says he had sarcoidosis

08-09-2008, 11:22 AM
CHICAGO - 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.


Wow. Just wow. Here today gone tomorrow. We never know do we?

08-09-2008, 11:26 AM
This is really sad. He was such a talented comedian and will be greatly missed. May God bless his soul and give comfort to those who survive him.

08-09-2008, 11:51 AM
What a shock. When he went into the hospital the other day it sounded like "no big deal". This is really too bad. :(

08-09-2008, 11:53 AM
mods, can we combine?

08-09-2008, 12:21 PM
Awww... I love Bernie Mac. So sad, he was too young.


08-09-2008, 01:12 PM
Bernie Mac, a good man. He was more inline with conservative thought than most of his Black peers. More of a Bill Cosby type. His show, The Bernie Mac Show on Fox was pretty well focused on Conservative Family Values and the characters on the show were based on himself and his sister's family. He took and raised his sister's kids when she could not deal with a drug problem. Did a hell of a fine job from what I have read.

He believed firmly in "it's the bed you made, now lie in it." He also believed you could make that bed as fine a bed as you wanted. Like I said, he was a good man.

08-09-2008, 01:21 PM
I never watched his show with any regularity, but it was a good show when he was on. He definitely was a good role model to the youth, and seemed to appeal to the younger generation. Very sad to hear he passed at such a young age, although I find it hard to believe he was 50 years old. He always seemed much younger than that.

Rest in Peace Mr. Mac.

08-09-2008, 01:25 PM
Rest In Peace Bernie, you'll be sorely missed. I loved his show, he was such a talented man. :(

08-09-2008, 02:49 PM
How sad! I didn't even know he'd been sick at all.:( He was a great comedian.

08-09-2008, 05:33 PM
thats too bad. I always liked Bernie Mac and he was so young!

08-09-2008, 07:00 PM
Edited to remove the Quotes. :D

08-09-2008, 08:23 PM
Very sad. I was a fan of the show back when it was on. His friends and familiy are in my prayers.

08-09-2008, 09:43 PM
I only know him from the Ocean movies, but it seems quite shocking how he went so suddenly, RIP.

08-09-2008, 10:53 PM
I really didn't know who he was but I as reminded that I saw him in a remake of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner with Ashton Kucther.It was sort of cute.

08-11-2008, 11:33 AM
He's great in Bad Santa. Everyone is great in Bad Santa.

Rebel Yell
08-11-2008, 12:44 PM
I keep hearing his line from "The Original Kings of Comedy". "I want some milk and cookies." In his gay nephews voice.