More Details on the Death of Bernie Mac

August 10th, 2008 // 19 Comments

Bernie Mac will be sadly missed after his death from pneumonia early Saturday morning. His peers and former co-stars have all spoken out about the entertainment industry’s tragic loss including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Luke Wilson, George Lopez, and even Samuel L. Jackson who stars along with him in this Fall’s comedy film Soul Men.

But what exactly happened to Bernie? According to his sister-in-law, “”He struggled for his life. He couldn’t breathe.”

Bernie was in remission from a lung disease called sarcoidosis, which had him on immune-suppressing drugs causing the infection. He was in intensive care since being admitted on July 24 for pneumonia. He was kept sedated most of the time, and while in the hospital contracted a second strain of pneumonia. He went into cardiac arrest twice that Saturday morning.

Bernie was married to his wife Rhonda for 30 years. Both she and his daughter were at his bedside until the end of his battle with the common sickness.

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Bernie Mac will be sadly missed after his death from pneumonia early Saturday morning. His peers and former co-stars have all spoken out about the entertainment industry’s tragic loss including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Luke Wilson, George Lopez, and even Samuel L. Jackson who stars along with him in this Fall’s comedy film Soul Men.

But what exactly happened to Bernie? According to his sister-in-law, “”He struggled for his life. He couldn’t breathe.”

Bernie was in remission from a lung disease called sarcoidosis, which
had him on immune-suppressing drugs causing the infection. He was in
intensive care since being admitted on July 24 for pneumonia. He was
kept sedated most of the time, and while in the hospital contracted a
second strain of pneumonia. He went into cardiac arrest twice that
Saturday morning.

Bernie was married to his wife Rhonda for 30 years. Both she and his
daughter were at his bedside until the end of his battle with the
common sickness.

By Intern Traci
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  1. kimani

    Bernie Mac was so full of life when I heard about his death on the radio I couldn’t belive it.My heartfelt condolences go out to the Mac family.But however sad you may be remember he is in a better place where pain can no longer touch him.
    Sincerley,
    kimani

  2. kimani

    Bernie Mac was so full of life when I heard about his death on the radio I couldn’t belive it.My heartfelt condolences go out to the Mac family.But however sad you may be remember he is in a better place where pain can no longer touch him.
    Sincerley,
    kimani

  3. joey

    ye2a 2o2ak im very sad that bernie mac died

    he was so funny ye2a 2omo

  4. Antoinette Morang from Trinidad West Indies

    My boyfriend cried like a baby when I told him that his favorite comedian had died. It also touched my heart. It was as if it was 1 of our family members. My heart and condolences goes out to his family, friends, & his fans. Who is going to make us laugh like he did now? We love u Bernie.

  5. Antoinette Morang from Trinidad West Indies

    My boyfriend cried like a baby when I told him that his favorite comedian had died. It also touched my heart. It was as if it was 1 of our family members. My heart and condolences goes out to his family, friends, & his fans. Who is going to make us laugh like he did now? We love u Bernie.

  6. JOHN GAYE

    BERNIE MAC WE WELL ALL MISS YOU GREATLY, U WAS A GIFT FROM GOD R.I.P AND TELL MY COUSIN MARVIN GAYE THE FAMILY MISS HIM TO.. AND TO CAMILLE WINBUSH HOPE TO MEET YOU ONE DAY…I AM WORKING ONE MY FIRST GOSPEL C/D AND LOVE FOR U TO SING ON IT.. WELL MR. MACK TAKE CARE WE LOVE U BUT GOD LOVE U BEST TAKE UR REST..

    JOHN GAYE

  7. Madison Sheffler

    I loved to watch the Bernie Mac show. He was such a awesome guy. He was loved by all family,friends and his fans. Most of all he was loved by God. He is now where the angels sing the sweet song of warmth. He is safe with god out of harms way. He is in a place that is pain free. May he lie on that fluffy cloud. Love you Mac.

  8. Marie Alice

    Bernie Mac was one of the best comedian,Every time you turned on the TV and saw you knew right away that you were going to laugh.
    He will be truly missed.
    And may God strengthen his family in this time of mourning.

    May he rest in peace.

  9. La Nina

    Bernie Mac was the best comedian in the world, he will be missed dearly by EVERYONE; especially me. I was in total shock when I heard of the horrific news–I was near tears. May the Lord be with his families, friends, and fans. He is now in heaven where the Lord can recieve some good laughs. Bernie, you will be loved and missed dearly. God bless.
    Sincerely,

    Nykeishau’

  10. La Nina

    Bernie Mac was the best comedian in the world, he will be missed dearly by EVERYONE; especially me. I was in total shock when I heard of the horrific news–I was near tears. May the Lord be with his families, friends, and fans. He is now in heaven where the Lord can recieve some good laughs. Bernie, you will be loved and missed dearly. God bless.
    Sincerely,

    Nykeishau’

  11. keke

    I will miss u so much Bernie Mac u was a very funny man

  12. keke

    I will miss u so much Bernie Mac u was a very funny man

  13. christine

    I thought he would live long ma kids to see and watch him but its a life cut short Rest in peace you have always mad ma evening after watching your show you will be miss. to your family be strong. His in a better place

  14. MICHELLE BETHEA

    to the mack family fans and friends i am so sorry for the lost of your love one. I am a big fan of bernie i feel just if i have lost a friend i cant get his death out of my mind my condolences goes out to each and everyone who actually can in contact with such a man of his standards may god be with each and every one of you and i will keep you in my prayers to the mac famliy god loves him best rest on bernie god has called you home I LOVE YOU BERNIE MAC— PEACE AND LOVE FROM A TRUE FAN

    MICHELLE

  15. Jazzlynn

    When my mom told me he died a great pain came to my heart.
    I always wanted to meet bernie mac n now i will never get the chance.:(
    He was a great comedian n will always be remembered for his great achievements.
    He was the best, one of the kings of comedy n now hes gone.:(
    I wish the best to all his family n friends n i want all them to kno im praying n to stay strong.
    R.I.P Bernie Mac aka The Greatest

    From: Jazzlynn B. A HUGE FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Jazzlynn

    When my mom told me he died a great pain came to my heart.
    I always wanted to meet bernie mac n now i will never get the chance.:(
    He was a great comedian n will always be remembered for his great achievements.
    He was the best, one of the kings of comedy n now hes gone.:(
    I wish the best to all his family n friends n i want all them to kno im praying n to stay strong.
    R.I.P Bernie Mac aka The Greatest

    From: Jazzlynn B. A HUGE FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Anonymous

    umm…
    im Madison Sheffler n i googled my name and found this…
    idk even know who this guy is…

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  19. Carmen

    I just wanted to say I mis Bernie so much I feel like I lost a family member,I watch his show everyday just for a good laugh.I love his show he seemed like he was so down to earth,although it has not been a year I still mis him I still want to cry when I think of him I brought his collection of the Bernie Mac show and I hope they sell another volume so I can get it also just some of the words he use to say like chillax,bust your head to the white meat shows crack’s me up I loved this man R.I.P I’ll always remember you in my heart and in my mind.

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