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Saturday, August 09, 2008
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I was absolutely shocked and saddened to learn that Bernie Mac has passed due to complications of pneumonia at the age of 50... Today is a very sad day in entertainment, as we have definitely lost one of the Kings of Comedy.
Bernie Mac, the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor and comedian who worked his way to Hollywood success from an impoverished upbringing on Chicago’s South Side, died Saturday at age 50.

“Actor/comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago area hospital,” his publicist, Danica Smith, said in a statement from Los Angeles.

She said no other details were available and asked that his family’s privacy be respected.

The comedian suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body’s organs, but had said the condition went into remission in 2005. He recently was hospitalized and treated for pneumonia, which his publicist said was not related to the disease. [via MSNBC]

Continue reading for a few of Bernie Mac's funniest moments...

You'll be missed!