"The World Just Got a Little Less Funny."
Posted August 9, 2008, 6:41 pm in Entertainment
Comedian and actor Bernie Mac died early Saturday in Chicago from complications from pneumonia. He was 50. "Ocean's 11" co-star George Clooney issued a statement saying, "The world just got a little less funny." Mac was hospitalized in Chicago on August 1, and Publicist Danica Smith said then his illness was unrelated to a chronic tissue inflammation called sarcoidosis, which had been in remission since 2005.
Mac was best known for his TV comedy "The Bernie Mac Show," one of U.S. TV's few black sitcoms. Along with the "Ocean's" films, he appeared in "Guess Who" and "Mr. 3000."
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