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Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes are dead.
« on: August 10, 2008, 01:02:49 am »
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Bernie Mac blended style, authority and a touch of self-aware bluster to make audiences laugh as well as connect with him. For Mac, who died Saturday at age 50, it was a winning mix, delivering him from a poor childhood to stardom as a standup comedian, in films including the casino heist caper "Ocean's Eleven" and his acclaimed sitcom "The Bernie Mac Show."

Though his comedy drew on tough experiences as a black man, he had mainstream appeal — befitting inspiration he found in a wide range of humorists: Harpo Marx as well as Moms Mabley; squeaky-clean Red Skelton, but also the raw Redd Foxx.

Mac died Saturday morning of complications from pneumonia in a Chicago-area hospital, his publicist, Danica Smith, said in a statement from Los Angeles.

source: http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/08/10/arts/Obit-Bernie-Mac.php

EDIT: Changed the title.
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Re: Bernie Mac is dead. :(
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2008, 01:04:19 am »
Holy fnuck . . . that man had talent

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Re: Bernie Mac is dead. :(
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2008, 01:53:52 am »
Dude... I'm actually really sad about this. It's odd, because I've never really been a fan of his, but I always had the feeling that he was a genuinely nice guy.

Why do the good die young?

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Re: Bernie Mac is dead. :(
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2008, 03:44:32 am »
Uh, I just heard that he didn't actually die...not that I really care much. But maybe I have something against shitty sitcoms. He should have stuck to stand-up.

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Re: Bernie Mac is dead. :(
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2008, 04:01:25 am »
Uh, I just heard that he didn't actually die...not that I really care much. But maybe I have something against shitty sitcoms. He should have stuck to stand-up.

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Re: Bernie Mac is dead. :(
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2008, 03:24:25 am »
Can't say I'm much a Bernie fan either . . .

still, he was good at what he did! And I'm sad to see he has gone . . .

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Re: Bernie Mac is dead. :(
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2008, 04:06:47 am »
Seriously, is he actually dead or what...? I saw on one of those entertainment shows that they said that there were rumors that he was dead, but that he was just in the hospital w/pneumonia or w/e...

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Re: Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes are dead.
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2008, 04:14:32 am »
Everywhere says he's dead.

But Isaac Hayes died too.

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Isaac Hayes, musical pioneer, actor, Black Moses of Soul, South Park legend and one bad motha ("Hush your mouth!") died Sunday at the age of 65.

A gifted musician able to play multiple instruments, Hayes's upbringing in and around Memphis, Tenn. exposed him to mixed musical influences from the Delta bluesmen to Elvis. Hayes turned down a formal education in music to sign with Stax Records, working with Sam & Dave, Otis Redding and Booker T & the MG's.

He was forever linked to the Black Power movement and the Blaxploitation era of movies with his iconic theme for that "black private dick who was a sex machine to all the chicks," Shaft. Hayes's contributions to the Rock, Soul and Funk movements earned him a prominent display in the Smithsonian's Rock and Soul Museum in downtown Memphis.

Comedy Central's South Park introduced Hayes to the "children" of the 21st Century as the passionate, all-knowing Chef. After becoming one of the show's most beloved characters, Hayes left the show over a dispute between the show's creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and his chosen pursuit of Scientology.

According to authorities, Hayes died of heart failure while exercising on his Memphis estate.

source: http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2008/08/singer-songwrit.html

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Re: Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes are dead.
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2008, 12:30:20 pm »
Dude! Two now? Not cool!