Monday, August 11, 2008

Bernie Mac, 1950-2008. R.I.P.

Comedian Bernie Mac died on Saturday from complications of sarcoidosis. Not only I had never heard of the disease I did not realize he had been ill. He was only 50.

I didn't really follow his work although I was aware of it - The Kings of Comedy, The Bernie Mac Show (my parents actually quite liked that show) and his recurring role in the Ocean's Eleven films with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, et al.

He had just finished work on a film called Soul Men which is due to be released in November which is about two soul singers who reunite without speaking to each other for two decades. Curiously, there is a cameo in the film by Isaac Hayes who died yesterday.

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