Bernie Mac Succumbs to Pneumonia

by Ryan on August 9, 2008

in Anything Else,Election 2008,Pop Culture

Prominent entertainer Bernie Mac died today at the age of 50 from complications brought on by a tough bout of pneumonia. 

Bernie Mac eventually lived the American Dream through hard work, dedication, and a little bit of luck.  Born into a poor neighborhood with a tough upbringing, he did what he needed to do in order to excel in his career, which included being a street performer, working the club circuit for decades, before finally breaking through in “The Bernie Mac Show” which aired over 100 episodes from 2001-2006.  He’s been in numerous movies and shows both in front of and behind the screen. Recently, Mac came under fire for taking his act on the campaign trail, perturbing “The One” and his campaign with some R-Rated language while warming up a crowd.

His unique style and humor will definitely be missed.

AP photo.

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Chris August 9, 2008 at 8:33 pm

I found him pretty funny and he will be missed. He was great in “Guess Who” and here are two of my favorite clips here and here . NOTE: some adult themes in the first clip and skip ahead to 5:00 for the funnier part of the 2nd clip. (Aside: Props to the filmmakers for taping on location in Cranford and Madison, NJ!)


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