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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Comedian Bernie Mac Dies

Even though I didn't watch his show, I could always find something relevant in my own life to laugh about. It's always a shame to see someone pass on so early in life, but if you read the whole article you see where he's been and the struggle that he overcame to get where he was. At only 50 years of age, I begin to examine my own mortality. I turn 40 next week so I think it's time to schedule a few doctor's visits.
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CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- Bernie Mac, the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor and comedian who worked his way to Hollywood success from an impoverished upbringing on Chicago's South Side, died Saturday at age 50.

"Actor/comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago area hospital," his publicist, Danica Smith, said in a statement from Los Angeles, California.

The comedian 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.

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