Saturday, August 9, 2008
R.I.P to one of the KINGS of Comedy: Bernie Mac
via the Chicago Tribune
Comedian and Chicago native Bernie Mac died early Saturday morning from complications due to pneumonia, his publicist confirmed.
Mac, 50, had been hospitalized for about a week at Northwestern Hospital, according to his spokeswoman. A few years ago, Mac disclosed that he suffered from sarcoidosis, a rare autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in tissue, most often in the lungs.
The comic born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough could cut an imposing figure. He stood 6-foot-3, was built like a fullback and carried himself with a bouncer's reticence. But perhaps the strongest weapon in the Chicago comedian's arsenal was that voice, that amalgam of thought and a delivery that could rise like a tidal wave, outpace a Gatling gun and remained, to his last days, loud and unapologetic.
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Bernie was an amazing actor and an even more amazing Comedian. The news of his passing is just utterly heartbreaking. We would like to send ouer condolences to his family.
If you are unfamiliar with Bernie...check out some of these stand up clips
Bernie Mac "My Sisters Kids" from the Kings of Comedy
Milk and Cookies
Bernie Mac on Def Comedy Jam Allstars