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Bernie Mac Dead At 50

Postby Ian on Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:21 pm

This one really took me by surprise. Bernie Mac died from complications due to pneumonia. He was only 50. :(

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.as ... &GT1=28101

Bernie Mac blended style, authority and a touch of self-aware bluster to make audiences laugh as well as connect with him. For Mac, who died Saturday at age 50, it was a winning mix, delivering him from a poor childhood to stardom as a standup comedian, in films including the casino heist caper "Ocean's Eleven" and his acclaimed sitcom "The Bernie Mac Show."

Though his comedy drew on tough experiences as a black man, he had mainstream appeal — befitting inspiration he found in a wide range of humorists: Harpo Marx as well as Moms Mabley; squeaky-clean Red Skelton, but also the raw Redd Foxx.

Mac died Saturday 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.
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Re: Bernie Mac Dead At 50

Postby Dartman on Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:32 pm

I really liked his show and he was a great comedian. I had an idea he has been sick lately as when his show was on he lost and gained wait a bit towards the end of it and they had said he had some disease or health issue.
I think whatever it was contributed to the pneumonia, now we've lost 2 good ones :(
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