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Bernie Mac Dies at 50

Bernie Mac Dies at 50

Comedian Bernie Mac died of pneumonia at age 50 early Saturday morning.

His rep released this statement: “Actor/comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago-area hospital. No other details are available at this time. We ask that his family’s privacy continues to be respected.”

Mac, who was nominated for Emmys in 2002 and 2003 for The Bernie Mac Show, was admitted to Northwestern Memorial hospital for pneumonia on August 1 and was expected to make a full recovery.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bernie, his family and friends.


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  • dee

    this makes me sad, i loved his show, r.i.p the mac man

  • heather

    RIP bernie mac.

  • sarah

    RIP. bernie.

    why does the first comment always have to be the negative comment?

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  • Nini

    RIP Bernie

  • deveny

    RIP Bernie Mac!
    We’ll be missing you.

  • Monica

    Oh no!
    RIP Bernie Mac.


  • Brittney

    Celebrity deaths are so random lately.

  • anon

    Such a shock!! He will be missed. God speed you Bernie Mac!!


    R.I.P Bernie Mac. I’m not shocked. He has been very ill lately, but I never expected this so soon. He was talented. SO SAD.

  • Little Loca

    He was a good man and a credit to his race.

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  • zoe

    #1 is really disrepectful.
    i found the ocean 11, 12, 13 films good and entertaining. i only know him from there which is sad.
    but hope he rests in peace.

  • luiza



    this news was very shocking. :|

  • K

    Rest in Peace, Bernie Mac. He was great, thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  • MIchael

    rip bernie mac

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  • mike

    R.I.P. And people need to stop being rude…a man died…love you Bernie!!!!

  • hi

    Oh thats so sad. RIP Bernie. He was such a great actor and truly funny guy. He will be missed.

  • A

    Such sad news. You will be missed Bernie <3

    And # 1 that was totally uncalled for and very very disrespectful. Grow up.

  • steel

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!! I can’t believe it , so sad!

  • Orig Ruth

    I don’t know what to say, RIP Bernie Mac.
    You gave me some good laughs, you will be missed.

  • Pingy-ponga

    No *&^%^%&^ ways.

  • Juliw

    Sad! 50 isn’t the time to go…
    my thoughts and prayers go out to his family..


    That comes as a shock. May he rest in peace.

  • pollyanna

    I love you Bernie Mac! Thank you for all the laughs. I wish much comfort on your loved ones at this time. It is so hard to have someone loved, die. You are in heaven now. Keep on keep’in on. May we all remeber and be inspired by all that is good in you. Always and forever-XOXO

  • marie

    OMG, o.o
    he is so good, RIP Bernie Mac !

  • a

    I really like him!! He was hysterical! I will always think of him as Uncle Bobby B Baby from Transformers, so funny!

    RIP Bernie-you will be missed!

  • meamelia

    OMG..this is a shock..
    I love him!..
    RIP Bernie..
    u’ll be missed..

  • George

    That’s so sad. RIP, Bernie Mac.

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  • Saywhat?

    May God Rest his Soul.

    Another great actor from Chicago. This is sad news.

    Hey #1: The fact that Bernie Mac was able to rise up above the tough poverty stricken gang ridden South Side of Chicago and accomplish so much is a testament to his TALENT. Get out of your little White Suburban pathetic life and GROW UP!

  • [marie]

    Thanks for making us laugh and giving hope to those who grew up in the hood…

    You will be missed…

    RIP B. Mac

  • Samphors

    ERIC: you are a heartless bastard.

    as for Bernie, thank you for those countless funny moments on the Bernie Mac show :) you will be missed dearly. I hope your family will get through this and that everyone will respect your need for privacy.


  • hello

    wow #1 comment really? are the that inconsiderate of a human being? i personally never, i wouldn’t say a fan but got into his work but i do know that he was a decent man and doesn’t deserve that type of disrespect.

  • sarah

    1st commenter, when a people dies at 50, it is always sad. it does not matter what he did in life.he was a good comic talent. rest in peace.

  • newport beach, 92660

    What? Oh no, RIP Bernie. I loved you in Ocean’s. Number 1 you should go curl up and die.

  • NJS

    This is sad and such a shock..Bernie Mac was the shit! He will be missed greatly. And to those who dont think he was in anything good then you didnt know the Macman.. The Bernie Mac show was a great family show, funny. The Kings of Comedy is a classic. Players Club Classic. Oceans 13 was good, etc.
    We lost a good guy! RIP!

  • a realist

    I am just in shock. I thought for sure he was going to pull though. Rest In peace, Bernie. You will be greatly missed.

  • Beth

    RIP Bernie.

  • Taylor

    that is so sad! may god bless his family

  • ebmo

    #1 – Hate to break it to you but you are not the center of the world.

    Mac was entertaining, intelligent and well respected by his peers. He will be missed.

  • sad

    This is so sad.
    Bring back the 90′s when unknowns were unknowns!! oh wasn’t life more simpler/happier back then? maybe being a celeb is a curse…

  • a realist

    My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Bernie Mac. May God comfort you all and give you peace. Amen!

  • Good grief

    My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Don’t you think that’s a little bit rude, Eric? Have some sympathy.

  • aundrea

    rip…. he was what seemed to be a funny and nice guy.

  • amanda

    It’s sad. RIP.

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    It’s really sad he gone too soon.

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