Comedian Bernie Mac, Dead at 50

Comedian Bernie Mac, Dead at 50

Comedian Bernie Mac died at Northwestern Memorial hospital early Saturday morning, according to Sun-Times Columnist, Stella Foster. He was 50.

Though the cause of death has not been confirmed, Mac had been hospitalized recently for pneumonia.

 Foster said that she received calls early Saturday morning from a close friend of the Mac family, confirming the reports of Mac's death.

On Friday, a spokeswoman for the actor, whose real name is, Bernard McCullough, said that he had been responding well to treatment for the illness.

Publicist Danica Smith said Thursday in a statement that Mac's condition is ''stable.'' Smith first announced on August 1st that Mac was hospitalized in Chicago.

Smith said Mac's pneumonia wasn't related to an inflammatory lung disease Mac also had. That condition was in remission since 2005.

Bernie Mac’s wife, Rhonda, and daughter who were present when he took his last breath stated that Bernie suffered complications from pneumonia.

“He struggled for his life. He couldn’t breathe. He opened his eyes on his own and looked at Rhonda. She called his name, and he opened his eyes and nodded to her. She smiled at him and told him, ‘Don’t leave me … ‘I’m waiting for you to come back.’ He shrugged his shoulders, and she said that’s when she knew he was tired. He signaled to her that his body was tired.”, his sister-in-law, Mary Ann Grossett, revealed.

Bernie Mac has been married to his wife Rhonda since 1977 and has one daughter Je'Neice. Doctors were working on him,” says Grossett. “They tried to resuscitate him two times. One time he came back for about an hour. Then he went into cardiac arrest the second time.”


6 comments: to “ Comedian Bernie Mac, Dead at 50

  • Anonymous
    August 9, 2008 at 4:29 PM  


  • jesenia
    August 9, 2008 at 6:27 PM  

    My heart goes out to the Mac family, I still can't believe that he's gone.He was a very funny man in his comedy shows and in movies. He will be greatly misswed by his fans, but never forgotten for his witty ness. Bernie Mac may you rest in the heavens with the angels.
    God Bless. :(

  • Anonymous
    August 10, 2008 at 2:43 PM  


  • Anonymous
    August 11, 2008 at 1:11 PM  

    I hope that he gave his life to GOD
    and may God bless his soul, and his family.everyone keep this family in your prayers.RIP Mac, we love you.


  • Anonymous
    August 12, 2008 at 3:49 PM  

    BERNIE MAC...i love Bernie...he is my favor it comedian..i would stay up till 2 am just 2 watch his show...watchn it now would make me laugh but bring much pain..Hes the reason y i watchd da OKC..i will always miss u Bernie Mac n will continue watch the show..n u will always b my favorite comedian...RIP Bernie..see u up there...WHOO UU WITT

  • KizzDaLipz
    August 13, 2008 at 6:52 AM  

    He will Most Definitely be Missed!

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