Saturday, August 9, 2008

Comedian Bernie Mac Dies at 50 Years Old

Last week I had heard that Bernie Mac was in the hospital suffering from Pneumonia. I mentioned to a friend and she said she liked him but hadn't heard this news.

The news was that he was in stable condition with pneumonia and would be released in a few weeks.

It went like this:

Bernie Mac To Be Released from Hospital Soon!

Comedian Bernie Mac is making a good recovery from pneumonia and should be released from a Chicago, Ill., hospital within the next few weeks, his representative has confirmed.
News of the ailing actor's illness broke last week, and at one point, his publicist Danica Smith was forced to play down reports Mac's health had rapidly deteriorated, with some rumors claiming he had died.

Speaking on Sunday, she insisted, "Bernie Mac is still alive and being treated in a Chicago hospital for pneumonia and is expected to make a full recovery. (He is) responding well to treatment and will be released soon."

Smith has now reiterated news of Mac's improving health after sources close to the star's family claimed he was in a "very, very critical" condition on Monday.

In a new statement released on Thursday, she says: "Bernie Mac is in stable condition in a Chicago-area hospital. He is responding well to treatment and hopes to be released in the next few weeks. His family thanks everyone for the well wishes and concern.

I figured this was all just Internet rumors but I guess they were trying to remain positive or Bernie took a turn for the worse.

While I am not a big fan of him, I know who he was and loved him in Ocean's 11, 12 and 13 and feel he was way too young.

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