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Bernie Mac Dies – Bernard Jeffrey McCullough, Age 50

Posted by on Aug 9, 2008 in Celebrity News | 11 comments

Saturday Morning, Actor/Comedian Bernie Mac dies of complications due to pneumonia. He was hospitalized for lung infections due to complications from sarcoidosis, a rare disease that often affects the lung tissues.

Excerpt from Chicago Tribune:

Comedian and Chicago native Bernie Mac died early Saturday morning from complications due to pneumonia, his publicist confirmed.

Mac, 50, had been hospitalized for about a week at Northwestern Hospital, according to his spokeswoman. A few years ago, Mac disclosed that he suffered from sarcoidosis, a rare autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in tissue, most often in the lungs.

Mac got his respect and he gained national attention after his set on HBO’s popular late-night series Def Comedy Jam in 1992. Decked out in a pair of jeans with his face illustrated, graffiti-style, on the right pants leg, Mac expounded on one taboo subject after another, from the benefits of snitching to his prowess in the bedroom.

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