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  • Bernie Mac Dead...

    ...per WHDH in Boston.

    Wiki isn't even updated yet.

  • #2
    wow, that seems like an odd one.

    RIP if it's true.


    • #3

      confirmed on

      "Comedian Bernie Mac, 50, has died in a Chicago-area hospital from complications due to pneumonia, his publicist says."

      Feb. 08, 2005
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      • #4
        I didn't know he was sick. That's sad... he was funny.


        • #5
          I hate hearing that news. It's especially sobering news with him only being fifty years old.
          Make America Great For Once.


          • #6
            I had read that he was sick. RIP Bernie...Oceans 14 won't be the same without you.
            I agree with Davhaf.....Kaiser March 9,2004

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            Mick Jagger is in better shape than far too many NBA players. It's up in the air whether the same can be said of Keith Richards.

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            • #7
              damn...that sucks.


              • #8
                what a shock.

                He was a funny man.


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                • #9

                  I ain't scared of you mother f---ers.....
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                  • #10
                    That sucks to hear. RIP.


                    • #11
                      That sucks.
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                      • #12
                        Horrible news...

                        "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                        Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
                        -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy


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                          • #14
                            RIP, Bernie.

                            Originally posted by davhaf View Post
                            I had read that he was sick.
                            More about the illness he had:

                            Originally posted: August 4, 2008
                            Bernie Mac has it: what is sarcoidosis?

                            Because of comedian Bernie Mac, new attention is focusing on sarcoidosis, a little known medical condition that affects tens of thousands of Americans.
                            Mac, currently hospitalized in Chicago with severe pneumonia, has the condition but has been in remission since 2005. His publicist, Danica Smith, says sarcoidosis isn’t responsible for Mac’s current illness.
                            But people interested in Mac's condition are searching the Web, looking for more information on this little-known disease. So, here's a primer.
                            Sarcoidosis is an immune system disorder that can make it hard to breathe, inflame lymph nodes in the neck and the chest, and cause bumps and ulcers to break out on people’s skin.
                            Most cases are mild, but those that are severe can cause serious scarring in the lungs, a complication that occurs in 20 to 25 percent of patients.
                            It’s not clear what causes sarcoidosis, though experts believe environmental contaminants can help trigger a genetic susceptibility.
                            Research studies have found an association between this condition and irritants such as tree pollen, insecticides and moldy environments, the New England Journal of Medicine reported in an overview published last November.
                            Sarcoidosis is “probably the end result of immune responses to various ubiquitous environmental triggers,” the overview stated.
                            Typically, our bodies fight perceived threats by mounting an inflammatory response. With sarcoidosis, this response becomes excessive and ends up producing small clumps of cells that can cluster together throughout the body.
                            If these clusters become large enough, they can begin to interfere with the functioning of various organs. Most commonly affected are the lungs (more than 90 percent of cases), the eyes and the skin.
                            In the worst cases, inflammation causes irreversible lung scarring, serious eye conditions such as cataracts and glaucoma, or aching and swelling in the legs accompanied by arthritis.
                            Two-thirds of sarcoidosis patients generally go into remission within a decade of being diagnosed; recurrence of the disease after a year of remission affects fewer than 5 percent of patients, the New England Journal of Medicine reported.
                            One-third of patients have an "unrelenting," progressive form of this illness that typically leads to organ impairment.
                            This is primary an illness of adults in the 20- to 40-year-old range. African-Americans are more prone to the condition than whites (the incidence rate among blacks is 35.5 cases per 100,000; among whites it’s 10.9 per 100,000). African-Americans women are twice as likely as men to be struck with the illness.
                            Symptoms include a persistent cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, night sweats, weight loss, small red bumps on the face, arms or buttocks, red, watery eyes, and arthritis in the ankles, elbows, wrists and hands, according to the Mayo Clinic.
                            There is no cure for this illness. The most common treatment is Prednisone, a steroid that can have serious side effects. Occasionally, physicians prescribe medications known as immune system suppressants (such as Plaquenil and Methotrexate).
                            While sarcoidosis can be severe, fewer than 5 percent of patients die f
                            rom the condition. In the vast majority of cases, symptoms are mild and disappear over time.
                            For more information, I recommend the sarcoidosis resources listed below:
                            The Mayo Clinic’s Web site
                            The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute’s Web site
                            The American Lung Association’s Web site
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                            • #15
                              [interview in Playboy, 12/04] Every time you see a black romance it's over-the-top. There always has to be extreme hostility between the sexes. He has to cheat. She has to show him how independently strong she is, not just as a woman but as a black woman.

                              [interview in Playboy, 12/04] I was living in a place where I was harming myself. I was irresponsible. I'd lost several apartments. I couldn't hold a job. I was tired of being a no-good son of a bitch who called himself a man but was just a grown boy.
                              [interview in Playboy, 12/04] I have Glocks, .45s, Berettas, Remingtons. I like the marksmanship and the discipline that it takes to be a gun owner. I like the machinery. Being able to take it out and clean it is even more fascinating than having the gun.

                              [interview in Playboy, 12/04] I'm not a star, and I don't want to be a star. Stars fall. I'm an ordinary guy with an extraordinary job.
                              Bernard Jeffrey McCollough was born in 1957 in Chicago, the son of Mary McCullough and Jeffery Harrison. He grew up in the city, in a rougher ...