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Bernie Mac's Sister Speaks About His Death+Pics Of His Granddaughter

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We lost one of the best comedians of our time to Pneumonia yesterday, Bernie Mac.  And now his sister Mary Ann Grossett has spoken with People.com about details of his death.  Bernie's wife of 30 years Rhonda and 30 year old daughter Je'Niece were both with him when he died.  Apparently he had to be recusitated twice; once he was brought back by the doctors, then went into cardiac arrest the second time.  His sister Mary Ann recalls her brother and sister-in-law's last conversation: [Rhonda said] 'Don't leave me … 'I'm waiting for you to come back.' He shrugged his shoulders, and she said that's when she knew he was tired. He signaled to her that his body was tired." You can check out the rest of the story at People as honestly I'm not really up to posting more of it due to the emotional nature of it.  You can also read some of his celebrity friends' words of rememberance here.  The funeral services will take place August 15th in an undisclosed location.  This is such a terrible loss.  R.I.P. Mr. Mac.  
Pic via Splash
Pics of his infant granddaughter when you read the rest...   Bernie's daughter Je'Niece and son in law Trey had baby Jasmine a few months ago: Too cute. 
Pics via BlackCelebrityKids.com
 
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he had funny shows

he had funny shows
markita's picture

i thought for sure theyd have

i thought for sure theyd have a service in chicago. me and my friend was just asking if bernie was saved too. i loved me some bernie.... nessa! nice, real nice. i loved that show.... i loved bernie, he in my opinion was the funniest of all the kings of comedy. i feel like he's my uncle or something.
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This is so sad. I felt a

This is so sad. I felt a sinking feeling in my heart when I heard the news. God bless you B. Mac, you will be missed. To the Mac family, I will have you in my prayers. feiaejj, you really do need to get a life with that crap your posting. You must be a huge loser to feel that this was the appropriate thing to say in regards to this post. You could have at least expressed a bit of sorrow over this family losing their loved one before you came out of you ass with that BS. You need a damn hug or Jesus or something.
Lyrehc's picture

YOU DONT UNDERSTAND...KICK

YOU DONT UNDERSTAND...KICK IT!!!!!
sydjay2angels's picture

RIP BERNIE MAC CANNOT BELIEVE

RIP BERNIE MAC CANNOT BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!!! MUCH LOVE FOR THE RELATIVES
Chiniqua's picture

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[quote comment="169702"]AIDS???[/quote] Why? Thats my only question. Not, RIP...not wow thats sad...But Aids? Its always someone trying to make a scandal out of something. No respect at all. Its disgusting. RIP BERNIE MAC...CHI-TOWN STAND UP!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!
Bree's picture

Bernie Mac, thanks for the

Bernie Mac, thanks for the laughs! You made me laugh so hard I often ended up in tears. Today I am in tears so I will watch you in the Kings of Comedy tonight so I can laugh and cry at the same time. Gone but not forgotten. God bless your family and may you rest in eternal peace!
LadyProf's picture

[quote

[quote comment="169702"]AIDS???[/quote] You are an ass...a big ole ASS.
Karmakid's picture

That grandbaby just brought

That grandbaby just brought tears to my eyes...HOW CUTE IS SHE! I am glad that he did get to see his grandbaby. She is a doll baby!
Cookie's picture

[quote comment="169564"]their

[quote comment="169564"]their children are very lovely Cute couple. Do they often stay on celebrity dating site on " I n t e r r a c i a l L o v i n g . C o M" where Men can meet many sexual black and white girls ? Hard to believe,i heard this news many times from many friends AND i think that they are know nothing but dating and love.[/quote] gothef&*konbacktowhereveryoucamefrom.com and get your azz up out of here!
WTF?'s picture

Bernie's daughter looks just

Bernie's daughter looks just like him. Wow. I first saw Bernie in the movie Friday with Ice Cube and have loved him ever since. Such a great talent will be truly missed. I cried too when I heard about his passing thinking he was getting better. RIP Bernie Mac and I hope you took a BIG ASS Donut with you...lol. My grandaughter heard him say that on the Bernie Mac show and we went to Krispy Kreme and she said "I want one of those big ass donuts"....I laughed so hard that she even remembered that. :)
WTF?'s picture

My heart is so very heavy for

My heart is so very heavy for Bernie Macs friends and family. All though I never met him he felt like a part of my family. I will truly miss his tell it like it is way..my prayers are with his family. I lost my mother February of this year and it is so very hard, but to the Mac family prayer will help you through this hard time. God Bless!!
Patricia's picture

AIDS???

AIDS???
GORGEOUS ONE 4REAL's picture

so sad...RIP Bernie Mac :(

so sad...RIP Bernie Mac :(
Rwalker's picture

Bernie was truly one the

Bernie was truly one the KANGS of Comedy. The world is truly less funny without him. I have been so sad for this weekend.
Lola Falana's picture

My exboyfriend died at 42

My exboyfriend died at 42 years old from pneumonia in the same manner back in January. It attacked his lungs and we all thought he was pulling through after being hospitalized for a week. On day eight, his lungs filled with fluid and put pressure on his heart. He died from a heart attack. We all are still in shock. It pains me to read this about Bernie and see his beautiful granddaughter. It's all so sad. He and his family will be in my heart and prayers today.
chaka1's picture

I'm still in shock over

I'm still in shock over this...and still can't believe it. Condolensces to his wife and family. RIP Mac Man...you were definitely my favorite comedian.
Y'all Play 2 Much...'s picture

Man he was one of the

Man he was one of the funniest men I've ever seen especially his part on Kings of Comedy. He slayed the crowd from the beginning til the end of his set. Its a shame cause he was a dude you didn't hear about being on drugs, having wild affairs, or trying to act like he was younger than what he was. I hope that his family will find peace. RIP Bernie.
Oct. Wats's picture

This really hurts me, he is

This really hurts me, he is such a wonderful man besides his talents. Bernie is and will always be a strong, good figure in the black community. I can't imagine how much he meant to his own family, when most of us have never met him but we still felt so close to him.
Bernie Love's picture

RIP BERNIE MAC!!! THAT BABY

RIP BERNIE MAC!!! THAT BABY IS GORGEOUS!!!
bEAUTY's picture

I will miss Bernie so very

I will miss Bernie so very much. He is one of the funniest men alive and a true king of comedy. I am just happy his loved ones were there to watch him pass to the other side
swizzkhocolate's picture

RIP BERNIE MAC

RIP BERNIE MAC
DivineAfrican's picture

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[quote comment="169065"][quote comment="169030"]I worked at the studio where his show was produced and would see him walking around, playing with the kids, throwing ball, ya know, just a good man. Always noticed you, always did the "we black folks up in this bi&ch nod...or said, Hi baby girl, if you were close enough. I know for a fact, the last season of his show, his illness was really hard on him. Working like people do in television, long hours, plus all the other ventures he had going. I am glad he had some off time to relax and enjoy his family and friends. We have lost one true king. RIP Mr. Mac, you always did you and that was real good.[/quote] *A great big Hug for you as this is realy hard on you, I can feel it* *Hug, Hug, Hug*[/quote] Thank you Sistah...I am just feeling bad for his wife and daughter, his family. I think we all are just wow, not Bernie. It's just sad, all day folks been texting and calling, checking in, can't believe it.
Karmakid's picture

Lord No..not

Lord No..not Issac...no! Chocolate Chip ..the Album, the song..Come Live with me, I learned to slow dance with my big sister to that song! Anyone know that song..if not, listen to it, go to Itunes, its a lovely song. Wow, he has been a scientologist for a bit now, if you happened to pass the Celebrity center in Hollywood on any given weekend when they do their fundraisers, you could hear his deep chocolate voice just blowing. I don't know if he was married or has children but gosh it has not been a good week for our black men. RIP Mr. Hayes..
Karmakid's picture

The little girl is sooooooooo

The little girl is sooooooooo adorable. cute.........my heart goes out to his family, this is sad news, he was a legend in comedy, he will dearly be missed. R.I.P. bernie mac
lovernohater's picture

My absolute FAVORITE Isaac

My absolute FAVORITE Isaac Hayes song is "Walk On By"...from Dead Presidents soundtrack. I would love to hear a band play that. What's your favorite song?
Lovely One's picture

[quote comment="169220"]Issac

[quote comment="169220"]Issac Hayes has died.[/quote] I KNOW...I just heard...damn!
I Lovely One's picture

"Soul Men" will be tough for

"Soul Men" will be tough for Samuel L. Jackson for sure. R.I.P. brothers...
TAtor's picture

[quote comment="169192"]This

[quote comment="169192"]This is really a shock. CNN just broke the news that Isaac Hayes has died as well. What a weekend :([/quote] Are you serious Isaac too????
loveislove's picture

Issac Hayes has died.

Issac Hayes has died.
Jada's picture

Isn't that baby just the

Isn't that baby just the cutest thing you've ever seen? And wow, Bernie Mac's daughter looks so much like him. In the words of one of my friends "as we mourn on earth, the people in heaven are laughing their butts off" cause you know he's up there making them smile...
law diva's picture

This is really a shock. CNN

This is really a shock. CNN just broke the news that Isaac Hayes has died as well. What a weekend :(
boredlawstudent's picture

Oh man his granddaughter is

Oh man his granddaughter is so cute, I feel even worse now that he died. I saw a picture of his wife on another site and she's a very pretty woman.It's rare that you see a celebrity stay with the same woman that's always been there for him. Most of them get a little money and feel they need an "upgrade". That just tells you about the kind of character Bernie Mac had. The whole thing is just so sad because I've never heard anyone who met him say anything negative. Everyone says how humble and friendly he always was. It seems so unfair that he's dead and assholes like Paris Hilton are still walking the earth.
vegasgal's picture

Bernie will be dearly missed.

Bernie will be dearly missed. He was truly one of the greats. I went to school with his daughter. She had her baby a couple of years ago, so this is the media putting an unnecessary spin on an already sad situation.
Shaundrika's picture

RIP Bernie Mac...a great

RIP Bernie Mac...a great comic and actor...you'll be missed. Also, RIP Eleo Pomare, a great modern dance pioneer and choreographer...who passed away on the same day...
camilla's picture

[quote

[quote comment="169065"][quote comment="169030"]I worked at the studio where his show was produced and would see him walking around, playing with the kids, throwing ball, ya know, just a good man. Always noticed you, always did the "we black folks up in this bi&ch nod...or said, Hi baby girl, if you were close enough. I know for a fact, the last season of his show, his illness was really hard on him. Working like people do in television, long hours, plus all the other ventures he had going. I am glad he had some off time to relax and enjoy his family and friends. We have lost one true king. RIP Mr. Mac, you always did you and that was real good.[/quote] *A great big Hug for you as this is realy hard on you, I can feel it* *Hug, Hug, Hug*[/quote] Its really nice to know that he remained a "down-to-earth person" after the money came. My mama was telling me how Bernie was asked on some show about the relationship between him and his wife. Bernie stated "She was there when I was broke and she still here now" Awesome dude.
Lovely One's picture

[quote comment="168984"]I

[quote comment="168984"]I don't know Bernie Mac personally but was "introduced" to him by watching Def Comedy Jam which i don't believe was longer than 20 years ago. So for Bernie to be a relatively unknown comedian then and to be internationally known now shows you a glimpse of the man, his talent, determination & tenacity. Also, for a man to pass & for their not to be any known scandals, mistresses & children "on the side" or just any ugly rumors heard (especially in these times of the internet where we, the fans, the common folk hear soooooo much about other entertainers) speaks volumes about this mans character. Not only has a great comedian died, a GOOD BLACK MAN has passed. R.I.P. Bernie & people live your life right - so you can be remembered & spoken of, even in your death, like Bernie.[/quote] Great point. RIP Bernie...and that grandbaby is such a cutie
Lovely One's picture

[quote comment="169086"]The

[quote comment="169086"]The Mac Man was pure comedic genius. We didn't lose a celebrity, we lost a STAR![/quote] Well said.
Kiki Shores's picture

The Mac Man was pure comedic

The Mac Man was pure comedic genius. We didn't lose a celebrity, we lost a STAR!
Tiffani's picture

The world just got a little

The world just got a little less funnier.... Rest in Prace King Bernie Mac!
Raypeezy's picture

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[quote comment="169051"]Thanks for this update. After knowing about his last communication with his wife and daughter, I'm so sad for his family and I pray they can one day have peace knowing he was ready and it was his time. His body was just a vessel.[/quote] My Mother-In-Law passed away on July 1st of this year. I know that seeing someone pass away in front of you is very hard. But, it is true a body is only a vessel. They are happier now that they don't have to suffer pain any more. RIP Mom and Bernie!!!!! *tears*
Jamaicaseemiya's picture

[quote comment="169030"]I

[quote comment="169030"]I worked at the studio where his show was produced and would see him walking around, playing with the kids, throwing ball, ya know, just a good man. Always noticed you, always did the "we black folks up in this bi&ch nod...or said, Hi baby girl, if you were close enough. I know for a fact, the last season of his show, his illness was really hard on him. Working like people do in television, long hours, plus all the other ventures he had going. I am glad he had some off time to relax and enjoy his family and friends. We have lost one true king. RIP Mr. Mac, you always did you and that was real good.[/quote] *A great big Hug for you as this is realy hard on you, I can feel it* *Hug, Hug, Hug*
Jamaicaseemiya's picture

Thanks for this update. After

Thanks for this update. After knowing about his last communication with his wife and daughter, I'm so sad for his family and I pray they can one day have peace knowing he was ready and it was his time. His body was just a vessel.
shonda's picture

He came, he saw, he

He came, he saw, he conquered. He lived an admirable life and I am really just so devastated at his death. I also had a bad feeling when I realised that he had been in hospital with pneumonia for more than a week. Lord knows I didnt want it to end this way. Rest in peace Bernie Mac and may you look down and continue to guide your family. You have a beautiful family *tears drop*
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I worked at the studio where

I worked at the studio where his show was produced and would see him walking around, playing with the kids, throwing ball, ya know, just a good man. Always noticed you, always did the "we black folks up in this bi&ch nod...or said, Hi baby girl, if you were close enough. I know for a fact, the last season of his show, his illness was really hard on him. Working like people do in television, long hours, plus all the other ventures he had going. I am glad he had some off time to relax and enjoy his family and friends. We have lost one true king. RIP Mr. Mac, you always did you and that was real good.
Karmakid's picture

To Bernie Mac's family, we

To Bernie Mac's family, we love him and he will be truly missed. My condolences go out to the entire family, Angela
angela's picture

This is sad, it really hit

This is sad, it really hit close to home because most of the movies he was in, he made it stood out.Especially in Friday and then there was How To Be A Playa.It so hard to cry because when you think about his career he always had made us laugh and it's great that he had a career making people feel good. RIP.
Sharonda's picture

Surprising!! Recently he is

Surprising!! Recently he is playing on " C asual se ek . co m " . It is said that he wants to find a nice girl on " C asual se ek . co m " to be his girlfriend. Who will be the lucy firl? You or Me?
lovji's picture

I feel on this post that we

I feel on this post that we should remember Mr. The MAN MAC By sharing funny comments about his career. Let me start so we can remember his life as we should. I remember the comment about "buss your head till the white meat show". AND "Him down stairs". Let us rejoyce in his life and smile that today He is with our LORD!!!!
Jamaicaseemiya's picture

THIS IS REALLY SAD.I WROTE IN

THIS IS REALLY SAD.I WROTE IN TO YBF THE DAY I HEARD ABOUT HIM GOING IN THE HOSPITAL (TWICE) CAUSE I JUST HAD A BAD FEELING AND NOTHING WAS POSTED.NOT UNTIL HE DIED.R.I.P. BERNIE MAC
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