Bernie Mac Dies at 50
The comedian and actor Bernie Mac (full name Bernard McCullough) died Saturday at the age of 50. He had pneumonia, possibly complicated by a chronic lung disease, called sarcoidosis.
Bernie Mac had a hard-luck life, growing up in poverty and holding a lot of dead-end jobs, and often spoke of the foibles of African American life in his funny routines -- most of which can't be quoted on a newspaper site. If you're interested in his comic style, check out lots of entries on Youtube.
Check out the obituary in the Post, though, which I wager will be the only obit to include the comments of Bernie Mac's eighth-grade teacher. His definition of "couplet" is priceless.
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