Bernie Mac passed away! Actor, but best loved as the comedian who could make you cry laughing in his stand up routines, my friends and family regularly run his routine lines ad nauseam, especially from the routines in the HBO special “Original Kings of Comedy“, which also starred Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer and DL Hughley.
So sad to see this one go, at age 50, Bernie Mac is survived by his wife Rhonda, his daughter and grand-daughter. He is said to have died of complications relating to pneumonia after being admitted to a Chicago hospital last week.
Bernie Mac has been acting for a long time but achieved global recognition most noteably as a result of OKOC, from which he got his own highly successful TV show, The Bernie Mac show. He also had high profile roles in the Oceans Eleven franchise and Charlies Angels, as well as having a hit in the film Guess Who, a remake of the 1950’s Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy, Audrey Hepburn classic Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner.
Bernie Mac will be missed. It’s a tragic loss for his family, one we can’t really imagine, however as his fans, we will miss seeing new material from this comedy legend, but at least we only have to put in a disc to hear and enjoy the large body of work he’s left behind.
Rest In Peace Bernard Jeffrey McCollough 1957 – 2008.