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#1 Equilibrium

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Posted August 09, 2008 - 04:03 AM

CHICAGO SUN TIME 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.

The columnist also said she was deeply saddened to receive such a phone call just an hour after Mac was pronounced dead.

"It brought tears to my eyes because Bernie Mac has always been my all-time favorite entertainer and comedian. It pains me to have to report that," Foster said during a phone interview on Saturday morning.

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 has said the pneumonia isn't related to an inflammatory lung disease Mac also has. That condition has been in remission since 2005.

Foster noted that last weekend, several web sites reported wrongly that the comedian died.

Mac made waves last month with off-color jokes during a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

The comedian starred in the critically acclaimed Fox television series ''The Bernie Mac Show.'' His film credits include roles in the ''Ocean's Eleven'' franchise.

Foster says she was remembers Bernie comedic beginnings through his show, "Midnight Mac," which aired for four shows on HBO and was taped in Chicago in 1995.

"It was a variety entertainment show," she said, "He even had dancers called Macaroni's. That was my first exposure to how talented Bernie Mac was. And after that show that's when hollywood started beating down his door."

The actor's upcoming movies include "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" starring Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and David Schwimmer; and "Soul Men" with Samuel L. Jackson and Isaac Hayes.

There is no word on whether public services will be held.


May he Rest In Peace.

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Posted August 09, 2008 - 04:38 AM

This is a proven fake.

He is actually soon to be released from hospital.

Proof
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Posted August 09, 2008 - 04:41 AM

This is a proven fake.

He is actually soon to be released from hospital.

Proof

Great news if true.

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Posted August 09, 2008 - 04:47 AM

Looks like it could be false. The article is no longer on the website and I can't find it any other place on the net.

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Posted August 09, 2008 - 04:47 AM

Great news if true.


I seriously doubt he's dead. Nearly all the sources I've read have confirmed that the "dead" rumours were just fakes.
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Posted August 09, 2008 - 04:53 AM

I seriously doubt he's dead. Nearly all the sources I've read have confirmed that the "dead" rumours were just fakes.

I have no idea now. The new link:
http://www.suntimes....c080908.article

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Posted August 09, 2008 - 04:54 AM

I have no idea now. The new link:
http://www.suntimes....c080908.article


Ok, now I really don't have an idea what is going on.

Time will tell I suppose. I hope he's ok though.
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Posted August 09, 2008 - 05:52 AM

i dont know wtf is true or not

i hope he's alright, but i fear it may be true


either way, see you on the other side buddy

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Posted August 09, 2008 - 06:11 AM

Sadly its true. MSNBC and Yahoo just reported it. :(

http://news.yahoo.co...obit_bernie_mac

http://www.msnbc.msn...8167/?GT1=43001

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Posted August 09, 2008 - 06:15 AM

Sadly its true. MSNBC and Yahoo just reported it. :(

http://news.yahoo.co...obit_bernie_mac

http://www.msnbc.msn...8167/?GT1=43001


Damn.

RIP.
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Posted August 09, 2008 - 06:23 AM

Just saw it on yahoo..

wow.
R.I.P.


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Posted August 09, 2008 - 07:32 AM

damm thats sad 50 is too young to die

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Posted August 09, 2008 - 07:56 AM

I just heard it on the radio while I was in the crapper. WOW! Sad news, indeed. I always catch his show whenver I saw it on TV.

R.I.P., Bernie!

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Posted August 09, 2008 - 08:12 AM

i have just gone through a gamut of emotiions

first sadness, then thinking it was fake and he was alive, then sadness again when i realized its real


i will remember him best from the kanye west album

'MEEEEEEEEEEE AND THE OTHER FACULTY MEEEEEEEEEEEMBERS

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Posted August 09, 2008 - 08:40 AM

i dont know who he is but please dont be dead.

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Posted August 09, 2008 - 08:43 AM

wow

huge shocker

RIP

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Posted August 09, 2008 - 08:45 AM

wait it is confirmed he is dead?


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Posted August 09, 2008 - 08:45 AM

Holy crap!? Man...waaaaaay too soon. RIP Bernie.

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Posted August 09, 2008 - 08:53 AM

this sucks.

RIP B-Mac

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Posted August 09, 2008 - 09:04 AM

Rest In Peace...Bernie Mac.
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