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Actor and Comedian Bernie Mac, 50, Dies of Pneumonia


Actor and comedian Bernie Mac, 50, born Bernard McCullough died August 9th after being hospitalized on August 1st in Chicago after suffering from pneumonia.

Actor and comedian Bernie Mac, 50, born Bernard McCullough died August 9th after being hospitalized on August 1st in Chicago after suffering from pneumonia which is believed to have been brought on by sarcoidosis although Bernie himself had stated he had been in remission since 2005. Sarcoidosis is a inflammatory lung disease that inflames tissue of the body organs which he had reportedly been battling with since 1983. On August 3, Bernie Mac was stated to have been in very critical condition. His publicist Danica Smith meanwhile stated he was responding well to treatment and was expected to be released soon.

After receiving calls about the death of Bernie Mac, Danica Smith stated it was a horrible rumor and was untrue and that the pneumonia had nothing to do with Bernie Mac's sarcoidosis after reports broke three days ago from SunTimes. Stella Foster of SunTimes reported that she received calls early Saturday morning from a close friend of the Mac family, confirming the reports of Mac's death.

Bernie Mac is most known for his self-entitled show "The Bernie Mac Show," "The Original Kings of Comedy," "Transformers," "Mr. 3000," and "The Players Club". The actor and comedian last works include "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" which is due to release in November in which he is the voice over for Zuba and "Old Dogs" due to release in 2009 which he stars along with John Travolta and Robin Williams.

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