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BigRedChief
08-09-2008, 07:16 AM
http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212163524.shtml

Comedian Bernie Mac died at Northwestern Memorial hospital. Bernie Mac passed away early Saturday morning, according to Sun-Times Columnist, Stella Foster. He was 50 years young.

<TABLE cellSpacing=2 cellPadding=5 width=80 align=left border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>http://www.postchronicle.com/images/articles/mac1_001.jpg</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>While the cause of death has not been confirmed, Mac had been hospitalized recently for a bout with pneumonia, one he seems to have unfortunately lost.
Foster indicated to the Associated Press that she had gotten calls early Saturday morning from a close friend (http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212163524.shtml#) of the Mac family, confirming the reports of Mac's death.
On Friday (01Aug08), a spokeswoman for the actor, whose real name is, Bernard McCullough, stated that the actor had been responding well (http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212162345.shtml) to treatment for the illness.
Mac's publicist Danica Smith said Thursday in a statement that his condition was ''stable.''
After news (http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212163524.shtml#) of his illness broke last Friday, Smith spent the weekend playing down reports Mac's health had rapidly deteriorated, with some rumours claiming he had died (http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212161769.shtml).
<CENTER><TABLE cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=1 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top align=left></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER>Speaking on Sunday (03Aug08), she insisted, "Bernie Mac is still alive and being treated in a Chicago hospital for pneumonia and is expected to make a full recovery. (He is) responding well to treatment and will be released soon."
There is no current word on whether public services will be held.
The 50-year-old performer was best known for his work on The Bernie Mac Show (http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212163524.shtml#), as well as for his roles in the films Transformers (http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212163524.shtml#), Head of State, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle and Ocean's Eleven (http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212163524.shtml#) and its two sequels.

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BigRedChief
08-09-2008, 07:17 AM
If the story is true the dude had no reason to die. Same thing killed him as Jim Henson(creator of the Muppets).

Both had a "cold" or "flu" that wouldn't go away. They take nothing to get rid of the congestion. Pneumonia bugs gain a foothold in the secretions in the lungs. It spreads and by the time they go for help and get some anti-botics its too late because its become systemic(in the blood) and your life is in real danger.

Moral of the story........if you have a cold or flu that won't go away go see a dr. and have them take a culture/swap and see if your life is in danger and you don't even know

BigRedChief
08-09-2008, 07:21 AM
CNN and Bernies family have confirmed that he's gone.

Friendo
08-09-2008, 07:31 AM
well DAMN!:cuss: loved the guy...

Baby Lee
08-09-2008, 07:41 AM
His effing publicist denying it to the last minute.

Herm's got nothing on this guy. "He's Bernie, he's fine!!"

Fairplay
08-09-2008, 07:44 AM
RIP Bernie.

The :reaper: snuck up on him.

RJ
08-09-2008, 07:50 AM
If the story is true the dude had no reason to die. Same thing killed him as Jim Henson(creator of the Muppets).

Both had a "cold" or "flu" that wouldn't go away. They take nothing to get rid of the congestion. Pneumonia bugs gain a foothold in the secretions in the lungs. It spreads and by the time they go for help and get some anti-botics its too late because its become systemic(in the blood) and your life is in real danger.

Moral of the story........if you have a cold or flu that won't go away go see a dr. and have them take a culture/swap and see if your life is in danger and you don't even know




A friend at work came close to death from the same thing. He'd been coughing and feeling weak and looking like crap for a couple of weeks. I'd been telling him nicely for a few days that he needed to see a doctor but he wasn't listening. Finally one morning I'd had enough and got real stern with him, told him to go to the emergency room and not to come back until he'd seen a doctor. He saw a lot of doctors, he was in the hospital for a week. If he'd gone earlier some antibiotics would have cleared him up in a few days. Dumb.

RJ
08-09-2008, 07:51 AM
And RIP Bernie Mac.

StcChief
08-09-2008, 07:53 AM
RIP Bernie

BigVE
08-09-2008, 08:11 AM
Wow. The other day Superman III was on, the one with Richard Pryor in it, my kids asked me if that was Bernie Mac...I laughed because it was a similar type of act/comedy and they had no clue who Pryor was. Anyways, RIP funny guy.

Deberg_1990
08-09-2008, 08:13 AM
Wow....sad.

Loved him in the Oceans films.

The few times ive seen his TV show was funny as well...

RIP Bernie..

little jacob
08-09-2008, 08:15 AM
he didn't die from a cold, he had an autoimmune disease.

Buck
08-09-2008, 08:20 AM
RIP, Mr. 3000

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-bernie-mac-dies-080809-story,0,4050692.story

Archie F. Swin
08-09-2008, 08:20 AM
This is really sad...
I was the biggest cheerleader for his show. Any time I had a chance I would tell people just how good his sitcom was. Probably one of the best in the last 10 years.

I loved it when he felt the people in his house were conspiring against him and then they'd cut to him sitting in his chair addressing the camera and he'd shout "cahoots!!!"
That cracked me up everytime

BigRedChief
08-09-2008, 08:22 AM
he didn't die from a cold, he had an autoimmune disease.
CTV.ca News Staff
Actor and comedian Bernie Mac has died in a Chicago-area hospital from complications due to pneumonia. He was 50.
The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated performer had suffered from sarcoidosis, which is an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the organs of afflicted persons.
Mac had said the condition went into remission in 2005.
He had recently been hospitalized for treatment of pneumonia.
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CNN) -- Comic actor Bernie Mac died early Saturday of complications from pneumonia, according to a family member and his publicist. He was 50.<!--startclickprintexclude-->

Archie F. Swin
08-09-2008, 08:25 AM
then , of course, theres always this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkpGBiSck20

Molitoth
08-09-2008, 09:08 AM
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NSFW

Reaper16
08-09-2008, 09:10 AM
RIP

HypnotizedMonkey
08-09-2008, 09:11 AM
B-Mac is somewhere in Heaven right now slightly offending, but still cracking up Jesus.

RIP

el borracho
08-09-2008, 09:46 AM
Wow. First John Goodman and now this.

DJ_is_the_realdeal
08-09-2008, 09:55 AM
Bernie will be missed. One of my favorite memories is his first time on Def Comedy Jam in 1991 (I think) it was a classice stand-up routine. He came on stage and told the audience that he wasn't scared of you motherf***ers! It was great! Also parents across the world can say he help scare kids across the world with the " I'll hit you in the head until the white meat shows!" RIP Bernie, you will be greatly missed!

Molitoth
08-09-2008, 09:56 AM
Bernie will be missed. One of my favorite memories is his first time on Def Comedy Jam in 1991 (I think) it was a classice stand-up routine. He came on stage and told the audience that he wasn't scared of you motherf***ers! It was great! Also parents across the world can say he help scare kids across the world with the " I'll hit you in the head until the white meat shows!" RIP Bernie, you will be greatly missed!


ya i just linked that video a couple of posts ago.

Ultra Peanut
08-09-2008, 10:12 AM
America, I didn't expect to die of complications from pneumonia at the age of 50.

****.

RIP, Mr. 3000Geeze. Have a little respect.

J Diddy
08-09-2008, 10:22 AM
man that sucks

rip

Deberg_1990
08-09-2008, 10:45 AM
Bernie will be missed. One of my favorite memories is his first time on Def Comedy Jam in 1991 (I think) it was a classice stand-up routine.


Def Comedy Jam. There was a monumental launching pad for a ton of black comedians back in the early 90's.

I remember watching episodes of that and laughing so hard it hurt.

DaKCMan AP
08-09-2008, 10:46 AM
Wow. RIP. :(

KcMizzou
08-09-2008, 10:59 AM
Damn... bummer. G'night funny man.

Archie F. Swin
08-09-2008, 11:12 AM
he got to heaven...

"I aint scared you muther****ers!!!"

Smed1065
08-09-2008, 11:14 AM
What is strange is there was a spam e-mail going around Tuesday stating he had passed away on Tuesday?

KcMizzou
08-09-2008, 11:20 AM
What is strange is there was a spam e-mail going around Tuesday stating he had passed away on Tuesday?From the OP

After news of his illness broke last Friday, Smith spent the weekend playing down reports Mac's health had rapidly deteriorated, with some rumours claiming he had died.

Smed1065
08-09-2008, 11:25 AM
From the OP

I know, did spam jinx him. :eek:

KcMizzou
08-09-2008, 11:28 AM
I know, did spam jinx him. :eek:I'm not sure, but if that works, there are a few people I need to start rumors about.

BigRedChief
08-09-2008, 01:54 PM
I'm not sure, but if that works, there are a few people I need to start rumors about.
maybe we need a new poll?

Sure-Oz
08-09-2008, 02:24 PM
wow, i really liked him, thats really too bad. 50 years, he was really funny in some movies

Pestilence
08-09-2008, 02:59 PM
RIP Bernie.

My Dad has sarcoidosis too. My Dad didn't find out he had it until he went to the doctor FOR pneumonia.

KcMizzou
08-09-2008, 04:29 PM
RIP Bernie.

My Dad has sarcoidosis too. My Dad didn't find out he had it until he went to the doctor FOR pneumonia.My mom does too. At first they thought it was lung cancer.

VonneMarie
08-09-2008, 09:42 PM
RIP, Bernie.

BigRedChief
08-10-2008, 07:16 AM
My mom does too. At first they thought it was lung cancer.
A lot of people have that disease. But at least its managable kind of like diabeties but its still a bitch to live with.