Saturday, August 09, 2008
Bernie Mac Dead At 50
Shocking news out of Chicago where I'm spending the weekend. Comedian Bernie Mac died this morning at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at the age of 50. The cause of death is unknown at this time according to the Sun-Times, although the paper reports that Mac had recently been hospitalized for pneumonia. A fellow South Sider of Sen. Barack Obama, Mac recently created a stir with a number of off-color jokes he made during a fundraiser for Obama in Chicago. He is best known for his FOX TV show, "The Bernie Mac Show."