More Details on the Death of Bernie Mac

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.