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."
Reader Feedback - 43 Comments
Wow that's shocking but whatever he wasn't all that.
Josh Rowe on Aug 9, 2008
@Josh Wow. How inhumane. Anyways may he rest in peace. He will be missed.
The Enchanted One on Aug 9, 2008
Thats really shocking i never heard he was hospitalized or even his condition, it is a sad year and a sad day i wasn't a big fan of Bernie Mac but what i saw of him was great. Rest in Peace Bernie Mac, you will be missed.
Curtis on Aug 9, 2008
Yeah, its always tragic when a comedian dies. Because a comedian can really get into your heart. I remember when mitch hedberg died, and most recently Carlin, this has been a horrible year so far.
Buttons on Aug 9, 2008
Rest in Peace Mac ...
Shero on Aug 9, 2008
I'm so sorry for him and his family he will be miss by so many of us who injoy his work,may his soul reat in rest in peace. Eddie Norwood Jr on Aug9, 2008
Eddie Norwood Jr on Aug 9, 2008
kstar on Aug 9, 2008
First the Morgan Freeman scare, and now this...the past week has been a shocker. Gonna miss ya Mac! 🙁
Mr. Pockets on Aug 9, 2008
Rest In Peace Bern, you'll always be missed.
andrew on Aug 9, 2008
you tube comedy central for bernie mac to watch a true talent at work, god bless mofo!
bassbin on Aug 9, 2008
aw man... thats terrible... :[ I mean, his movies may have not been much, but this mans stand-up comedy was just awesome... "...gettin some milk en coogies..." :'[
carlos on Aug 9, 2008
My heart gose out to his family as well as his friends and to all who loved him... I never had the plesure to meet Bernie Mac, but I do love him and all of his moments that have made me cry but also laugh...Bernie Mac had a dream and though he had strugles in life he continued to beleive that he would acomplish his dream and he did...So for all of you who have dreams and goals in life remember all you have to do is beleive... even when times are rough and obsticals get in your way you can achieve your dreams.... R.I.P Bernie Mac 10/05/1957 - 08/09/2008 You will be missed, always loved but never forgoten...
Tha Queen on Aug 9, 2008
i woke up and saw this news this morning. it was like loosing a loved one, cause this man made me laugh when i was down at times. he made me cry full of laughter when i saw him in the original kings of comedy in theaters! This man was more than just an entertainer, he was a talent! God Bless his soul and rest in peace!
Ray on Aug 9, 2008
I was surprised to see how effected I was by his death. Now, not to be an ass hole, but I never liked his show and I couldn't sit through any of his stage performances, but there are a few memorable roles that he played that I loved and held dear to me. I was shocked to learn that he had died, it was just so out of nowhere. He's only 50 for fucks sake. anyway, rest in peace Bern. I'm sure if they make an Oceans 14 they'll mention you.
Garrett.king on Aug 9, 2008
He was the one comedian that I just sat around waiting to live in concert. That day now will never come. God bless his family, and Bernie may you bless them with your comedy up in Heaven as you have done for so many of us here on Earth. RIP
Angela Rivera on Aug 9, 2008
Sad to see you go, Bernie Mac...
Xerxex on Aug 9, 2008
His stand up in kings of comedy was insane, good memories 🙂 Rest in peace Bernie Mac
Nwazo on Aug 9, 2008
no.... that is so sad..... seriously he was awesome. He truly will be missed
sean on Aug 9, 2008
We are truly sorry to hear about your lost. We are a huge fan of Bernie Mac. We have all of his movies. We even watch his television show. May God be with your family at this trying time. Our prayers will be with you. We will definitely remember him. The Roberson Family!!
Agnes Roberson on Aug 9, 2008
My fav role of his was Frank Catton, Blackjack dealer and one of Danny Ocean's 11. "They might as well call it whitejack!" RIP Mr. 3000
BRBomber on Aug 9, 2008
RIP!!!!!!! BERNIE MAC. YOU WILL BE MISSED VERY VERY MUCH. SO SAD TO SEE YOU GO
terrell on Aug 9, 2008
Another guy from bad santa, one of my favourite comedies of all time. Rest in peace. They should give a shout out to him when transformers hit blu-ray.
Darrin on Aug 9, 2008
@ JOSH.............. Have a little respect ya donut RIP Mr 3000 you will be missed 🙁
insanartist on Aug 9, 2008
Shocking news! Bernie Mac was a great comedian who stood out and shined in every flick he was in, especially in the "Ocean's" trilogy and "Transformers". His TV series, "The Bernie Mac Show" made me laugh so hard. My deepest condolences to his family. Love ya Mac! Rest in Peace! 🙁
Spider on Aug 9, 2008
I wanna Big Mac.
him on Aug 9, 2008
Wow. That's sad. What a great quote though.
Ryan on Aug 9, 2008
Damn dude. That blows. The Ocean movies are some of my favorite. My thoughts go out to his family.
Clamson on Aug 9, 2008
Ay yo, Bernie! This means I aint gonna see you in Soul Plane 2 am I? God damn son. Holla atcha boy, I got yo' back, rest in p-p-p-p-peace son
Kail on Aug 9, 2008
yeah comment #1 your an assholish prick with unlimited amounts of douchebagery and I hope your reading this. That really sucks though, never heard anything about him being hospitalized but I think he had some lung condition may he rest in peace.
Cody on Aug 9, 2008
old dogs is not the sequel to wild hogs, but thats besides the point. i always wondered why more actors didn't fall victim to suicide becuase of stress, but to be lost becuase of pneumonia, well, that's just a shame. he was truly a king of comedy
LeeMan on Aug 9, 2008
DAG!! This is truly awful! Sorry to see Bernie go so soon....he will be missed tremendously! I'm praying for the family! "The next time I see him, it's gonna be a misunderstanding.....gonna be some furniture movin' up in this MF!!!!"
Dr. Brookenstein on Aug 9, 2008
ah the Mac-Daddy! its a sad day indeed, we will miss you Bernie
Josveta on Aug 9, 2008
What a way to wake up. My favourite comedian, no longer here on earth but only in spirit. I wish that I could've met him. I remember watching CW11 every single friday night at 1 am in the morning, watching the bernie mac show. It's a show that you could never stop watching. Even though the shows were re-runs, I still loved watching them. It was always routine. It's so hard to think about him no longer alive. I feel so lost. Even though I didn't know him well, his death feels like I have lost my best friend or a family member. It's like loosing a friend that made you laugh when u were so stressed out or sad about things. I will never forget him. It's because of him, I want to go into acting, preferably comedy because I love to make people laugh. For me its not about the fame or the money, its about making people laugh and that's the reward itself. I am sure that's the way Bernie Mac thought too! MAY BERNIE MAC REST IN PEACE FOR ETERNITY!!!!!!!!!!!!! SEE YOU ON THE OTHERSIDE BERNIE!!!!!!!!!!!! He always said "WHO U WIT?" Well now, he's with god and most importantly at peace. No worries, and no pain. Now, I wonder if god took Bernie Mac because he wanted him to do stand-up comedy in heaven, LOL!!!!! Just kiddin (we all now that Mac-Man was a gift from god)
Brandon on Aug 10, 2008
rest in peace bernie...
Josh B. on Aug 10, 2008
rip mr. bernie mac.
jeprox chang on Aug 10, 2008
He was a funny man, that's a shame.
Crapola on Aug 10, 2008
May he rest in peace.
Dan on Aug 10, 2008
The greatest man alive. Bernie Mac >>>>>> My Father > Buddha > Allah > Jesus > Muhammed > Richard Grieco.
BinYe East on Aug 11, 2008
RIP Bernie Mac
Eddy on Aug 11, 2008
Wow, real classy Josh. You might not have been a big fan, but regardless of his professional accomplishments, the man died young and left a family. Making that kind of comment really shows what an asshole you are.
joel on Aug 11, 2008
I loved Bernie Mac. It's a shame his film work never truly showed what a true talent he was. His standup and his television show are much better representations of his range.
kevjohn on Aug 11, 2008
#39, Your'e gay. and so is Richard Greico.
god on Aug 12, 2008
The world lost a great comendian, actor. The Family lost a great man, husband, father and grandfather. He left us with laughter. I will always remember how Mr. Mac, made me laugh when I was feeling down and out. Thank you for making me laugh. Your comedy made my evenings a little easier to sleep. Rest in peace sir...rest in peace. Your job is done in this world. Queen Katherine
Katherine on Sep 2, 2008
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