Comedian and Actor Bernie Mac Has Died
by Alex Billington
August 9, 2008
This is truly a tragic year! Comedian and actor Bernie Mac died earlier today at the age of 50. He had been hospitalized earlier this week due to pneumonia and unfortunately his condition worsened. He is survived by Rhonda, his wife of 30 years, and their daughter Je'Niece. In addition to his stand-up comedy, Bernie Mac has appeared in everything from Friday to Booty Call as well as Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's trilogy and most recently Michael Bay's Transformers. Above all, "The Bernie Mac Show" on Fox was his most highly regarded work that has won numerous awards and really put him on the map. He will be missed.
Bernie Mac's full filmography also includes Mo' Money, Who's the Man?, How to Be a Player, Life, Head of State, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Bad Santa, Mr 3000, Guess Who, and Pride. He had already finished shooting three upcoming films: Old Dogs, the sequel to Wild Hogs, as well as Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Malcolm Lee's Soul Men. His incredibly unique comedy and extremely recognizable voice is what made him so memorable. We leave you with this quote from Bernie Mac himself: "I'm not a star, and I don't want to be a star. Stars fall. I'm an ordinary guy with an extraordinary job."