"Publicist Danica Smith says Bernie Mac died early Saturday at a hospital in the Chicago area of complications due to pneumonia.
The comedian suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body's organs, but he had said the condition went into remission in 2005. He recently had been hospitalized and treated for pneumonia."
I'm so shocked right now its not even funny. My deepest apologies to his family, and to the rest of the American comedy presence. This is yet another serious blow to everyone who loves and enjoys comedy everywhere.