Comedian Bernie Mac Dies at 50

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Bernie Mac

I don’t know much about Bernie Mac as a man, but I loved him as an entertainer and I learned today he has died on Saturday after being hospitalized with pneumonia. Publicist Danica Smith confirmed the death in a statement but gave no further details. “We ask that his family’s privacy continues to be respected,” she said.

Mac, 50, was reported to have been in stable condition on Thursday and his release from the hospital was expected in weeks. Smith had said Mac’s bout with pneumonia was unrelated to his previous diagnosis of a chronic tissue inflammation, called sarcoidosis, which has been in remission since 2005.

I didn’t even realize Mac was 50-years-old, but nevertheless that is too young to pass away and I couldn’t be more sad about the situation.

A few pictures from some of Mac’s recent films including Transformers, Ocean’s Thirteen, Pride and Guess Who have been added to a new gallery. Click on any of the thumbnails below to check them out.