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Author Topic: Comedian Bernie Mac dies  (Read 3763 times)

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Offline BT65

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Comedian Bernie Mac dies
« on: August 09, 2008, 12:00:59 PM »
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Offline emeraldize

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Re: Comedian Bernie Mac dies
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2008, 05:07:52 PM »
Agreed. So young. So talented.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Comedian Bernie Mac dies
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2008, 05:40:23 PM »

Thats sad. Just turned 50 years of age, 5 days ago. Thats too young...

RIP- Bernie


Edited : Realized ( Misread) his birthday would have been October 3rd...
« Last Edit: August 09, 2008, 05:42:25 PM by J.R.E. »
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Offline WellHungarian

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Re: Comedian Bernie Mac dies
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2008, 06:57:57 PM »
I wonder if maybe his death was related to having aids.

Offline Winiroo

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Re: Comedian Bernie Mac dies
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2008, 08:04:43 PM »
If it has not been publicised by now I doubt it ever would be. You never know.
Its a shame to see someone pass young. He will be missed.

Offline Cliff

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Re: Comedian Bernie Mac dies
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2008, 03:48:25 AM »
Very sad.  He was so talented/funny.  I loved his smiled.  So huge.

I wonder if maybe his death was related to having aids.
Lots of relatively young people die from pneumonia without having AIDS.  Do you assume every 50 year old with a very healthy weight who dies has AIDS? Have you seen someone die of AIDS?

Offline WellHungarian

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Re: Comedian Bernie Mac dies
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2008, 04:32:07 AM »
I just don't think that lots of millionaires in America die from pneumonia or "complications" from pneumonia.  I also don't think that celebrities would want people to know if they have AIDS because it might make it more hard for them to keep making money entertaining people.

Offline Cliff

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Re: Comedian Bernie Mac dies
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2008, 05:02:09 AM »
Jim Henson died of pneumonia, suddenly.  He was rich and in his early 50's.  Lots of people, wealthy or not, contract pneumonia and unfortunately some of them die from it.  It's not just an HIV related illness.

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Re: Comedian Bernie Mac dies
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2008, 06:03:05 AM »
he had sarcoidosis,so i'd expect that seriously affected his lung function

he was one of my favourites in th Oceans eleven films - very expressive face, as most of the best comedians do

« Last Edit: August 10, 2008, 06:05:33 AM by penguin »

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: Comedian Bernie Mac dies
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2008, 03:08:41 PM »
I have to agree with Cliff on that one, not every celebrity drops from Aids and just cause he had pneumonia does not mean he had aids. That's how fucked up rumors get started. ::)
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