Saturday, August 9, 2008. Bernard Jeffrey McCullough, AKA “Bernie Mac” passed away this morning at age 50 from complications with pneumonia. He also suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease.
I have to admit, I found Bernie hilarious and although I didn’t agree with all of his jokes (what comedian can you???), he always found a way to really make me laugh with his portrayal of people and situations I’ve actually encountered.
You know when you think you’re the only one who has a particular person in your family or that only you do things a certain way and then a comedian comes along and says something that hits home? “Like wow… other people do that, too!” LOL… Bernie Mac did that a lot and I’d find myself falling out on the floor.
You may also know him for his role in the “Bernie Mac Show,” the movie “Ocean’s 11,” and many others.
I hate when I hear stories of people dying so young. It really hurts my heart. I feel like I won’t laugh quite as much without future jokes from Bernie… just keepin’ it real.
Having been to a funeral this week of a friend who died at 30 from complications with a heart and kidney transplant, it just hurts to see people leaving. Of course, I know there’s life after here and most are in a better place… but it doesn’t take away the loss felt here.
So take the time to spend with those you love. Live life now. Don’t wait. I know it’s a cliche but tomorrow isn’t promised.
(And I’m the first person to receive my own message)…
See ya next time.
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