We will miss you Mr. Mac.

The idea is to die young as late as possible. ~Ashley Montagu

this NAACP winner, Emmy & Golden Globe nominee - rose above all of the poverty and loss he suffered in his life to become a well-known comic. in fact, he was # 72 on Comedy Central's list of the "100 Greatest Standups Of All Time
, and his character on The Bernie Mac Show was ranked # 47 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" in 2004.

from what we know, he was hospitalized for 8 days and passed on this morning from pneumonia. it's amazing how serious pneumonia can be, albeit he had another health condition regarding his lungs but it had been in remission for almost 4 years - his body just could not fight it.

pneumonia has taken many greats from us: Kelli's mom - Lynn, Fred Astaire, Harriet Tubman, Leo Tolstoy, Jim Henson, James Brown and many personal members of families around the world.

all I can say is it's a shame that such a multifaceted, real talent has left us so early in his life. here is a an ironic skit from his tv show, The Bernie Mac Show:

to see him in one of his films, check out: (links to wikipedia)

enjoy your day.

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