• RIP Bernie Mac

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    bernie mac 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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    1 Evelyn

    Bernie Mac will truly missed by those who loved and knew of his great work! You said it really well in your post ” let’s love and treasure one another while we can” because tomorrow is not promised and no one knows the day nor the hour when your day will come.

    We love you Bernie, R.I.P.



    2 Tanya

    He will really be missed.


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