http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2008/08/09/2008-08-09_report_bernie_mac_is_dead_at_50.html http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/1099622,xmac080908.article you summaofb why you had to die? Report: Bernie Mac is dead at 50 DAILY NEWS STAFF Saturday, August 9th 2008, 8:04 AM The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that comedian Bernie Mac died early Saturday morning, citing a close friend of the funnyman's family. Mac, 50, was being treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago for pneumonia. His publicist had repeatedly denied he was dying. Sun-Times columnist Stella Foster said she received a call from a family friend an hour after the "Ocean's Eleven" star was pronounced dead. "It brought tears to my eyes because Bernie Mac has always been my all-time favorite entertainer and comedian. It pains me to have to report that," Foster said. Last weekend, several Web sites erroneously reported the comedian's death, and the Sun-Times report could not be immediately confirmed.