I loved his work.
Mac suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body's organs, but had said the condition went into remission in 2005.
On August 1, 2008, Mac was hospitalized with - according to his publicist - pneumonia. The next day, responding to rumors that the actor was in "very, very critical condition", his publicist said that he was responding well to treatment, and should be released soon. On August 9, Bernie Mac died from - according to his publicist - complications of pneumonia.
The 2008 Bud Billiken Parade in Chicago, on the day he died, was dedicated to his memory.
R.I.P Man, R.I.P.