According to CNN.com, “Comedian Bernie Mac died early Saturday in a Chicago-area hospital from complications due to pneumonia, his publicist told CNN. He was 50. Publicist Danica Smith did not provide additional details, and asked that his family’s privacy be respected.”
Bernie Mac has been recently admitted to a Chicago hospital because of complications from pneumonia. In the last few days, a spokesman for the family had relayed that Mack was responding well to treatment and would be released soon. Mac had also been in remission from an autoimmune disease, sarcoidosis. His passing came as shock to many of his fans.
Bernie Mac was a beloved comedian, known for his hilarious, vivid, and sometimes racy, jokes. Some of Bernie Mack’s body of work includes Kings of Comedy, The Bernie Mac show, and Ocean 11 (and its sequels).
Bernie Mac will be sorely missed. God bless him and his family.