Bernie Mac's death? Bernie Mac was born on October 5th, 1957, and he started his comedy career at the age of 8 when he did a standup comedy performance at a church dinner. Bernie Mac made his first appearance on television in 1992 when he played a small role in the movie "Mo' Money" as a doorman. Other movies that Bernie Mac is known for include "Ocean's Eleven", which also featured George Clooney and Brad Pitt, and "Guess Who?", which featured Ashton Kutcher.
However, Bernie Mac is best known for his comedy series "The Bernie Mac Show", which aired on Fox television from 2001 through 2006. During his years starring in that television show, Bernie Mac received both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. After the show ended, Bernie Mac told David Letterman that he planned on retiring soon in 2007. Bernie Mac wanted to still produce some films, but he told Letterman that he wanted to put his acting days behind him so he could enjoy life some.
Bernie Mac died on August 9th, 2008 at the age of 50. Given his young age, Bernie Mac's death came as a shock to everyone. The cause of his death was complications related to pneumonia. Bernie Mac suffered from a medical condition known as sarcoidosis, but his publicist, Danica Smith, stated it was not related to his death. Sarcoidosis is a condition that involves lumps being produced on the body's organs, but Bernie Mac told the media that his condition had gone into remission sometime in 2005.