Saturday, August 09, 2008

Bernard Mac Gone at 50

The father husband comedian actor Bernie Mac died early Saturday morning at the age of 50. The Chicago Sun-Times first reported his death, which was later confirmed by CNN and the Associated Press.
Although the cause of death was not disclosed, the comedian, whose real name was Bernard McCullough, had been hospitalized recently for pneumonia. He had suffered from sarcoidosis, a respiratory disease, since the 1980’s.
A columnist for the Sun-Times, Stella Foster, said that a close friend of the family confirmed his death. Mr. Mac starred in the Fox television series “The Bernie Mac Show,’’ he was the KING of the Kings of Comedy tour and his film credits include roles in the “Ocean’s Eleven” series of movies.
I guess getting older this is what you expect, those that inspire, those that entertain you, and those that are close to you pass on. Bernie Mac was to me one of the funniest comics ever. He had a presence that took over a room, he had a way about him that was magic. He had a freshness about his comedy that I had not seen since Robin Harris.
This is the first time I had ever seen Bernie Mac, I was instantly a fan.
Man that brother was funny. Another great lost to us family, at least he suffers no more, him Pryor, Foxx, Carlin, and Harris are cracking the angels up right now. Thanks for the laughs.

Bernie Mac October 5, 1957 – August 9, 2008


Anonymous said...

A true king of comedy!

Anonymous said...

Another legend gone, we are all mourning.

Eb the Celeb said...

hands down that first appearance on def comedy jam is my fav clip by him...

RIP Bernie...