Comedian and actor 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 six-foot-three, 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. Continue Reading….

Yesterday his publicist issued a statement saying “he was improving”.

My condolences go out to his family at this sad time.

Rest In Peace Bernie.

14 replies »

  1. May you rest in peace you are the best of the best no one like you may god bless you always

  2. ok lets play a game in his honour!!! find the best clip in your opinion of bernie at his funniest and post its link on here so people can remember how FUNNY THIS GUY WAS AND STILL IS!!!!…r.i.p
    i’m gonna do it if people are with it!!!
    heres mine!!!

  3. oh my, what a loss. ..this was a great man and his name shall live on.

    My deepest condolences to friends and family and to us all…

    RIP Bernie.

  4. bernie mac you was funny realy really funny am 16 years old andyou made me keep on beliveing in what i want to be and stick to i will miss you dearly bernie mac

  5. hey this is cherrie from chicago and i just want to say we’ll see you in the next life love ya bernie mac

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