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14 years ago today, we lost a legend and comedy icon Bernie Mac


Today, August 9th, marks the 14-year anniversary of Bernie Mac's death.

14 Years today, we lost “King of Comedy” Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac started his career doing standup with his first show in 1977. His career skyrocketed after he appeared in Spike Lee's "The Original Kings of Comedy" in 2000.


In 2001, he was the lead actor and patriarch in the family sitcom "The Bernie Mac Show." The comedy series aired on Fox for five seasons.


Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Bernie Mac played memorable characters like Dollar Bill in “The Players Club,” Pastor Clever in “Friday” and Jangle Leg in “Life.” He also starred in various blockbuster hits such as Frank Catton in the remake “Ocean’s Elevenand the title character in Mr. 3000.


Bernie passed away at age 50 from complications due to pneumonia on August 9, 2008. According to People, his wife, Rhonda McCullough and their daughter Je'Niece were by his side during his last moments.


In honor of the 14th anniversary of Bernie's death, fans took to social media to share some of their favorite moments from the comedian.







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