Bernie Mac Dies of Pneumonia (1957 - 2008)

August 11, 2008

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Well, you've probably already heard the sad news, but Bernie Mac died of pneumonia over the weekend after being previously diagnosed with sarcoidosis, an immune deficiency disease. Mac will forever be known for his many accomplishments in the world of film and comedy, but to me he will always be remembered as the only person to ever successfully replace Bill Murray in a film, having blown my mind when he took over the role of Bosley in the Charlie's Angels series. Remember when he says, "Got any grape wax?" and inexplicably slaps the surfer on the belly? That's my favorite thing. I tried unsuccessfully to find a clip of that for like an hour this morning, so post it in the comments if you can make it happen.

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