Bernie Mac Passed Away

August 9th, 2008 // 34 Comments

This is rough. Comedian Bernie Mac passed away in a Chicago hospital due to pneumonia. People still die from that? Damn.

He was only 50!

“[He] passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a
Chicago area hospital,” his rep said in a statement. “No other
details are available at this time. We ask that his family’s privacy
continues to be respected.”

Mac went into the hospital on Aug.1 with the illness, but was expected to recover.

He was a funny guy and he’ll be missed. Ouch.

For more pictures of Bernie Mac, click any image in the gallery.

By J. Harvey
  1. devil

    This is very sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    It’s easy to forget how serious pneumonia can be. It still claims lots of lives every year.

    We won’t forget Bernie’s beautiful smile, will we?

  2. rose

    Nice! Ever saw a girl sorta like her on ? ? wealt hyromanceS.Com ? ? It’s a place for romancing with the rich & celeb….

  3. Fifth_miracle

    Rose..just a word of advice…..F*CK OFF!!!

  4. hailie

    it is crazy that he died from what seems like such a common disease these days. maybe this will show others that its always important to keep your health up and theres never a silly reason for going to the doctor—he did have a previously diagnoses lung condition however

  5. janepitt

    Oh my God! So young.

  6. cosina

    Sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. He brought much joy to this world.

  7. S_M_G

    Oh my God. Sad sad sad…I’m shocked :-(( Rest in peace Bernie…Wow :-((

  8. LITD

    Wow, so sad. He was a natural.

  9. Sandrah

    so sad. He will be missed =(.

  10. stretch310

    Why do The good always die young …and mr.mac was the best of what he does comedian,actor,family man you name it he perfected everything ….we will miss you my friend…R.I.P. BERNIE MAC…

  11. stretch310

    Why do The good always die young …and mr.mac was the best of what he does comedian,actor,family man you name it he perfected everything ….we will miss you my friend…R.I.P. BERNIE MAC…

  12. stretch310

    Why do The good always die young …and mr.mac was the best of what he does comedian,actor,family man you name it he perfected everything ….we will miss you my friend…R.I.P. BERNIE MAC…

  13. stretch310

    Why do The good always die young …and mr.mac was the best of what he does comedian,actor,family man you name it he perfected everything ….we will miss you my friend…R.I.P. BERNIE MAC…

  14. stretch310

    Why do The good always die young …and mr.mac was the best of what he does comedian,actor,family man you name it he perfected everything ….we will miss you my friend…R.I.P. BERNIE MAC…

  15. kimani

    When i first heard of bernie’s passing i couldn’t belive it i thought the announcer must have made a mistake but he didn’t.Bernie mac was a great entertainer and GOD decided that his job was done he had made us laugh over the years it was time for him to go home.i will continue 2 pray 4 the family just remember he is in a better place now where no more pain and heartache can hurt him any longer.
    sincerly,
    kimani

  16. natasha

    It’s very sad that Bernie Mac has passed away. He was one funny guy! May he rest in peace.

  17. Lissette

    Es muy triste esta noticia. aun tengo grabada en casa la película donde Bernie Mac presenta al padre de Zoe Zaldano. Uno de los hombres más cómicos y simpáticos que haya visto en televisión… y ya se ha ido. Mi más sentido pésame para su familia en estos momentos tan tristes. Y para Bernie: Rest in peace!!!!!!.

  18. Robin Harris

    I will never forget the Mac Man!! my kids and I walk around the house all the time saying “Ah Lord” like Bernie says it; it cracks us up. Man I going to miss him. God bless you Bernie Mac.

  19. Maria

    It was saturday night when I wake up at 4:30 in the morning I had a dream I was dreamimg with a celebrity wich I didn’t even like he was telling me that he has problems breathing and I grab his hand and told him that everyhing is going to be ok. and I fall sleep again then I woke up later on the same morning my son told me that my favorite comedian Bernie Mac has died and I was in shocked I didn’t believe my son but was true he pass away. I don’t know why I dreamed that I never knew that he had lungs problems. He is with God Now I’m positive.

  20. Bernie's Friend

    I have been a fan of Bernie Mac since i was a child im watching his show as i type…. Bernie was one of my favorite comedians… If there was a movine that he was staring in i was sure that i was gonna see it… MAY GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED…. BERNIE MAC A “LEGEND WHO WILL FOREVER BE MISSED” MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE MAC FAMILY……. GOD WILL BLESS

  21. Bernie's Friend

    I have been a fan of Bernie Mac since i was a child im watching his show as i type…. Bernie was one of my favorite comedians… If there was a movine that he was staring in i was sure that i was gonna see it… MAY GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED…. BERNIE MAC A “LEGEND WHO WILL FOREVER BE MISSED” MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE MAC FAMILY……. GOD WILL BLESS

  22. Bernie's Friend

    I have been a fan of Bernie Mac since i was a child im watching his show as i type…. Bernie was one of my favorite comedians… If there was a movine that he was staring in i was sure that i was gonna see it… MAY GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED…. BERNIE MAC A “LEGEND WHO WILL FOREVER BE MISSED” MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE MAC FAMILY……. GOD WILL BLESS

  23. Jamie Dawson

    I am so sadden to hear about the passing of Bernie Mac he was such a funny man with a beautiful smile.

  24. Jamie Dawson

    I am so sadden to hear about the passing of Bernie Mac he was such a funny man with a beautiful smile.

  25. KeAsia Bogus

    The hurt i feel is nothing compared to the many family mebers and friends! I have wanted to meet him for so long and i when my time comes i will. Im going to pray for your family, Bernie. love your show. See you soon!

  26. KeAsia Bogus

    The hurt i feel is nothing compared to the many family mebers and friends! I have wanted to meet him for so long and i when my time comes i will. Im going to pray for your family, Bernie. love your show. See you soon!

  27. ILGR

    Like everyone that heard of Bernie’s passing, it was in disbelief. He was a natural at what he did, and there isn’t that many people around like that. Not only did Bernie make me laugh, but by his passing so young I’m going to the make an appointment to see my Dr. Your body tells you that something could be wrong & you should get it checked out, but being 7 yrs. younger than Bernie, you think “I’m too young” plus I’m afaraid to find out the results. So because of Bernie’s passing, I’m going to see what’s wrong. Who knows maybe because of Mr.Bernie Mac, he could save my life by his untimely death. We’ll miss you Bernie Mac!!!!

  28. ILGR

    Like everyone that heard of Bernie’s passing, it was in disbelief. He was a natural at what he did, and there isn’t that many people around like that. Not only did Bernie make me laugh, but by his passing so young I’m going to the make an appointment to see my Dr. Your body tells you that something could be wrong & you should get it checked out, but being 7 yrs. younger than Bernie, you think “I’m too young” plus I’m afaraid to find out the results. So because of Bernie’s passing, I’m going to see what’s wrong. Who knows maybe because of Mr.Bernie Mac, he could save my life by his untimely death. We’ll miss you Bernie Mac!!!!

  29. Princella Cooksey

    Lovealways says:

    Bernie’s comedy was clean and very entertaining. We loved Bernie Mac beyond what words could ever express. I feel he healed so many individuals through his gifted ability to make us laugh. An elite royal heavenly host was sent to excort Bernie to his eternal home. His sleep is temporary and we will reign with him someday in the kingdom of Mighty Jehovah and Jesus Christ. We
    loved Bernie, but God loved him more. Be thankful how he transcended our era to be loved by all faces in many places.
    THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER BERNIE MAC.

  30. Princella Cooksey

    Lovealways says:

    Bernie’s comedy was clean and very entertaining. We loved Bernie Mac beyond what words could ever express. I feel he healed so many individuals through his gifted ability to make us laugh. An elite royal heavenly host was sent to excort Bernie to his eternal home. His sleep is temporary and we will reign with him someday in the kingdom of Mighty Jehovah and Jesus Christ. We
    loved Bernie, but God loved him more. Be thankful how he transcended our era to be loved by all faces in many places.
    THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER BERNIE MAC.

  31. WHY NOT SHRIMP?

    THIS IS A SAD DAY AMERICA. BERNIE MAC WAS A GREAT MAN. FUNNY, AND ALWAYS TOLD IT LIKE IT IS. WE WILL ALL MISS BERNIE MAC, MY PRAYERS GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY.WE ALL GOTTA KNOW IN LIFE THAT WHEN WE LOSE LOVED ONES IT’S NOT THE END,WE WILL SEE THEM AGAIN IN HEAVEN.HEAVEN INDEED GOT ALOT FUNNIER….. LETS ALL GIVE IT UP TO ONE CHICAGOS FINEST….

  32. Tasha Ashton

    Oh No!! I just got back from vacation and was greeted with the sad news of the death of one of america’s favorite loveable comedian.. That was truly heart breaking.. Well he is home with his master , surely entertaining him , if bernie have his way.. He will be missed tremendously…

  33. Bernie's friend overseas

    I am shocked!!!!!
    pneumonia????!!!!!!
    Bernie my body,
    I want, you want But God always does what he wants!
    RIP my funny friend!!!
    Sorry i missed your funeral.
    I guess now i will smoke cigars alone :(
    He was a good man, what a lost!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. eric
    Commented on this photo:

    i loved his movies they were the best and i miss him

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