RIP Bernie Mac: Pneumonia Claims Comedy Star

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It hurts us to report this sad news: Bernie Mac, the hilarious and irreverent King of Comedy, has died in Chicago. He was just 50 years old. The comedian passed away after complications with pneumonia, and had been hospitalized in stable condition as recently as last week. The Bernie Mac Show, which ran from 2001 to 2006, earned him a Peabody Award, and he appeared in numerous films including the Ocean’s 11 franchise, Guess Who and Bad Santa. Yet he remains best known (at least to us) for his amazing stand up comedy, in which no topic – including our favorite tale of his sister’s kids eating “cookies and sh*t” – was off limits. He will be sorely missed. [People]

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