"Just hours ago legendary comedian and actor Bernie Mac died of complication of Pneumonia at a Chicago hospital. He had been hospitalized for a week because of a lung infection. Ironically, it was reported on some popular blogs that he had already passed last week sparking an announcement by his publicist; Danica Smith that he was expected to make a full recovery and that he was responding well to treatment.

Bernie Mac was born in Chicago, Illinois and was raised by his mother Mary who died of cancer when he was just 16 years old. Mac started his career while he was in high school and he performed for some of the local kids in Chicago’s south side.

Mac recently endured some heckling and a rebuke by presidential nominee Barack Obama at a democratic fundraising when he made some comedic remarks about menopause, sexual infidelity, and promiscuity.

My little nephew came to me and he said, ‘Uncle, what’s the difference between a hypothetical question and a realistic question?’” Mac said. “I said, I don’t know, but I said, ‘Go upstairs and ask your mother if she’d make love to the mailman for $50,000.’ That joked prompted a heckler to yell “Let’s get Barack on” and when Senator Obama finally hit the stage he told Bernie that “this is a family affair, by the way, I’m just messing with you” Bernie had a few words of wisdom to Senator Obama too, “”People like rumors. They’re going to say things like you was at the club with Lil’ Kim, and you and Kanye West got into a fist fight,” he said. “You can’t get upset. You’ve got to keep hope alive. Bernie Mac made it clear that he supports Barack Obama for President.

Mac’s career really took off when he was given an opportunity to perform on Russell Simmons’s Def Comedy Jam. Bernie won four NAACP awards for “The Bernie Mac Show” and was nominated for several Emmy & Golden Globe Awards. Mac is survived by a wife, daughter, and a grand daughter.

Our sincerest Condolences…"

No comments: