Comedian and actor, Bernard Jeffrey McCullough is popularly known as Bernie Mac died on August 9, 2008, from complications of pneumonia.
He starred in various blockbuster films such as Oceans Eleven, Friday, and Mr. 3000, and performed next to Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, and DL Hughley in The Original Kings of Comedy.
Let’s Get To Know More About Him Below:
- Bernie Mac, born Bernard McCullough, on October 5, 1957.
- The American comedian and actor, and voice actor was born and raised on Chicago’s South Side.
- Mac, received two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
- He starred in Mo Money, Booty Call, Bad Santa, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and more movies.
- Bernie Mac lost his brother, father and grandmother not long after he lost his mother to cancer.
- Bernie Mac got married to Rhonda in 1977 at age 19. The couple had a daughter, Je’Niece, and a granddaughter.
- Bernie died in August 2008 at age 50.
- Bernie Net Worth is $15 million at the time of his death in 2008.
Celebrities and comedians graced Bernie’s funeral at House of Hope Church in Chicago, IL. Don Cheadle, Chris Rock, Salli Richardson, Samuel Jackson, George Wallace, Steve Harvey, and many more were in attendance.
“I’ll see you soon, Bernie” Harvey said. Notes were read from Oprah Winfrey, Barack and Michelle Obama, and more who couldn’t make it to his burial.