Bernie Mac Passes Away

August 9, 2008 By:
Bernie Mac Passes Away

Comedian Bernie Mac, who was hospitalized for pneumonia, has passed away. He was 50 years old.

"[He] passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago area hospital," his rep said. "No other details are available at this time. We ask that his family's privacy continues to be respected."

Mac was admitted to the hospital on August 1 with pneumonia. Original reports suggested he was going to be released later that same week because he was in "stable" condition.

RIP Bernie!