Saturday, August 9, 2008

Rest In Peace

CHICAGO - Bernie Mac, the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor and comedian who worked his way to Hollywood success from an impoverished upbringing on Chicago’s South Side, died Saturday at age 50.

“Actor/comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago area hospital,” his publicist, Danica Smith, said in a statement from Los Angeles.

She said no other details were available and asked that his family’s privacy be respected.

The comedian suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body’s organs, but had said the condition went into remission in 2005. He recently was hospitalized and treated for pneumonia, which his publicist said was not related to the disease.

Wow was I ever shocked when I read this this morning. I loved him in Ocean's, well all of them. He will be missed a lot


joanne said...

Wow this really shocked me! And now I read that Isaac Hayes has died too, he was only 65. Both deaths are so sad.

Vicki said...

I know when I read that this morning I was like WHAT????