Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Bernie Mac Dead At 50

I'm saddened to report that the hilariously talented actor/ comedian Bernie Mac died this morning from complications of pneumonia. He was only 50. Bernie Mac's rise to stardom began with a career in stand-up. He would regularly appear on H.B.Os Def Comedy Jam and he gained a much larger audience when he co-starred in the tremendously successful Kings of Comedy.

Bernie Mac was finally recognized for his talent when he was granted his own television show based on his family. He was the last of the Kings to star in a sitcom. The material he received as guardian of his sister's kids has fueled storyline lines for his show and jokes for his stand up act.
He would go on to star in many big screen hits. Those included Mr. 3000, Guess Who, Pride and Transformers. Though he initially would have just small parts in some movies he would eventually land much larger roles and would soon carry a film in it's leading role (Mr. 3000 where his co-star would be the phenomenal Angela Bassett).

I've always found him funny and I'm disheartened to learn that he is gone at such a young age. My condolences to his friends and family in their time of bereavement.

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