Bernie Mac Passes Away

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Sad news out of Hollywood this morning: Bernie Mac died. He was 50.

"Actor/comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago-area hospital," his representative said in a statement. "No other details are available at this time. We ask that his family's privacy continues to be respected."

Mac was admitted to the hospital for pneumonia on August 1, but was expected to make a full recovery after a few weeks of treatment

The actor - who appeared alongside Brad Pitt and George Clooney in the Ocean's Eleven franchise - also battled sarcoidosis, a lung disease, for two decades. In 2005, he announced that it'd gone in to remission.


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