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(CNN) -- Comic actor Bernie Mac died early Saturday of complications from pneumonia, according to a family member and his publicist. He was 50.

He had been hospitalized in Chicago, Illinois, for more than a week with the lung infection.

Danica Smith, the comedian's publicist, had said Thursday that Mac's condition was "stable," The Associated Press reported.

"When I got the call this morning, it was just devastating news," said Chicago Sun-Times columnist Stella Foster. "Let's face it: Bernie Mac was one of a kind. He was the best of the best in terms of giving you a good laugh."

Smith previously said the pneumonia wasn't related to sarcoidosis, a lung disease Mac had, which had been in remission since 2005, according to AP.

Mac caused a stir in July with some jokes he made during a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, AP reported.

Mac -- born Bernard Jeffrey McCollough -- starred in the Fox television series "The Bernie Mac Show." His film roles included the "Ocean's Eleven" series, "Friday," "Get on the Bus," "Transformers" and "Bad Santa."
Wow, found out about another death in the Zoo forums.

We're going to run out of funny guys soon.
What a bummer.
Hooch Wrote:Wow, found out about another death in the Zoo forums.

We're going to run out of funny guys soon.

There's always Dane Cook. :mad:
He was great what a waste of talent.
too damn young to be taken out by something like pneumonia.

3dR3

Chef_Tony Wrote:too damn young to be taken out by something like pneumonia.

he smoked quite a bit though... didn't he?

i dunno.. shitty weekend that's for sure.