August 9, 2008
Actor Bernie Mac has passed away. Bernie was only 50 years old. Bernie died from complications of pneumonia in a Chicago hospital. Bernie suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body's organs, but had said the condition went into remission in 2005. He recently was hospitalized and treated for pneumonia, which his publicist said was not related to the disease. One of Mac's life motto's were "Wherever I am, I have to play, I have to put on a good show". Bernie will be missed.