Today, August 9th, marks the 10 year anniversary of Bernie Mac’s death. The comedian died from pneumonia and the media reported, doctors diagnosed him with sarciodosis. Mac would have been 50 years old if he was still alive. In celebration of his life and legendary career, Steve Harvey posted up a commemoration on Instagram.
THE LATE GREAT BERNIE MAC…. his contribution to us, his brothers. The KINGS OF COMEDY can’t even be put into words or measured….. he was simply our KING of comedy …you can’t even know how funny he was until you’ve set backstage in the dressing and listened to the stuff he WOULDNT say on stage 😂😂😂…… Bernie almost killed us one night before the show talking about his cousin who obviously wasn’t that sharp I laughed so hard I spit a coke in Bernie’s face !! !!!! he looked at me and said you just like that stupid MF!!!!! Then I swallowed half a cigar…….. my man always The great Bernie Mac!!! #BernieMac #kingsofcomedy #comedy
The actor was known for his vicious tongue, slick remarks and hilarious comebacks in various movies such as Who’s The Man, House Party 3, How To Be A Player, The Player’s Club and that’s just to name a few. He was born in Chicago and raised by his parents, Mary McCullough and Jeffery Harrison. Mac used to perform in Chicago parks and worked at the Regal Theater before he became a professional comedian in the year 1977. When his career reached the next level, he was only 19.
His performance in The Original Kings of Comedy, back in 2000, made him a household name, sparking his legacy. The Bernie Mac Show debuted in 2001 and kept his comedic reputation alive while he skipped through movie scripts and dominated every role he played.