I do not discuss television too often on here except to complain about my sucking parenting by way of the ole TV. I felt like discussing the death of Bernie Mac because it so shocked me and my family. We love Bernie, his show and his stand up routines. I laughed many a night watching the Bernie Mac Show.
While I have never seen his stand up routine in person, I have watched him on the television and found him not only funny, but quite refreshing. It is nice to see a man who discusses raising children in such a fashion that would have many child advocacy groups screaming foul. Bernie Mac was a real gem, hilariously funny and in my opinion; to young to die.
Yes, he was 50 years old and yes he had an auto-immune disorder (sarcoidosis) that he knew could contribute to his death one day; but that still does not make his death any less sad or upsetting. Bernie actually died from pneumonia, but I still think his saroidosis played a role; after all, this disease does affect the lungs. I do not make a big deal about stars/celebrities as they are just human beings with a really exciting way to make a shit load of money; but when there is one I really like and seems to be genuine, I make it a point to mention that person. Bernie Mac was one such man, comedian and actor.
Whatever movie role, television role or life role; he could always make the audience laugh. We know that Bernie is in a better place and does not have to live with the pain and discomfort of his disease any longer; but we will definitely miss Bernie and his ability to make us laugh out loud!