Sunday, August 10, 2008
WE REMEMBER BERNIE MAC FOR ALL THAT HE WAS: GREAT, HUMBLE & LOVING
"He opened his eyes on his own and looked at Rhonda. She called his name, and he opened his eyes and nodded to her. She smiled at him and told him, 'Don't leave me … 'I'm waiting for you to come back.' He shrugged his shoulders, and she said that's when she knew he was tired. He signaled to her that his body was tired."
Just like that, the KING OF COMEDY was no longer on this earth with us, and his last few days consisted of non-verbal communication. These are the actions of a man who was never known to be speechless, he always seemed to have words that could make anyone with a sense of humor laugh. No matter how bad your day was going, if you heard one of Bernie Mack's jokes, you could not help but to crack a smile or to let out laughter.
On Saturday, August 9, 2008 Bernie Mack, born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough, passed away due to complications from pneumonia in a Chicago area hospital. Mack was 50 years old, and at a very young age he began to work his way to Hollywood success from an impoverished upbringing on Chicago's South Side, where he lived with his mother and grandparents.
Through his comedy, his various other projects, and his commitment to his wife, daughter, granddaughter and other family members and friends, he lived his life to the fullest. God must have needed a really good laugh, to call him home so soon. He will truly be missed. My prayers go out to his family, friends and to all of his fans. His jokes and great personality will forever resonate in our hearts.