as i was in my room i glanced at the bottom of my tv screen just to catch this breaking E! news :
Actor-comedian and Peabody Award winner Bernie Mac has passed away.
"Actor/comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago area hospital," his publicist, Danica Smith, said in a statement.
"No other details are available at this time. We ask that his family's privacy continues to be respected."
Mac was 50 years old.
The comedian was first hospitalized with the illness back on Aug. 1 and was initially said to be "responding well" to treatment.
A spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner's office confirmed to E! News that Mac had been a patient for "over a week" and that he died Saturday of "natural causes."
While Mac also suffered from sarcoidosis, an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the lungs, his battle with pneumonia was not said to be connected with the disease.
for our generation he will be remembered for contributing his voice to kanYe west's first two albums, his 'Bernie Mac Show' which i used in a class to demonstrate how he broke the wall between the audience and the screen, and as one of the "Kings of Comedy'. he will truly be missed.